Are all girls recorded on chatroulette?
Nobody actually knows. All we can say for sure is that chatroulette does not record all minors as participants. That's because we don't store every juvenile on the internet. But we can be pretty sure that all of them have been recorded on webcam, and that includes minors as young as 12 years old. And that's true whether they are online or not.
What about the 18-year-old girl who gave birth to a stillborn baby on cam? Would that have counted as a victimization under 18 U.S.C. \u00a7 2707? That statute makes it a felony for anyone under 18 years old to have sex with a child, regardless of whether or not the child is aware that it is underage. Is that a danger to children? Absolutely. Is it a danger to adults? I would say no.
So what about all those guys who get aroused by talking about sex, but never actually engage in sex? Is that a danger to children? No, it's not a danger to children. What's true is that when someone is filmed having sex, that person is now susceptible to abuse. That's because cams are ubiquitous. We recognize that fact by the very nature of the technology, which is to allow anyone with a smartphone camera, a text or an audio cam, to have contact with other people without their doing. And we have seen this effect in practice. Hackers have used car chases and athletic contests as a convenient means of capturing video of unsuspecting participants. And imagine the number of people we would be able to identify and locate before we started tracing their online behavior.
Now, as I said, these are all direct abuses of the webcam. The only difference is that this abuse is now occurring in the context of real-world situations. People are afraid to report it, to prevent it from ensnaring their jobs, homes, communities. And they're also willing to forgo knowing the identity of the individuals who are reputed to be responsible. So we the people have become passive recipients of these abuses. We don't know who is repaying us in kind. And if we don't do something to stop it, our children will be the next in line.
So right now, if you're anybody who uses the internet, this situation is really hard for you. And if you think that's the Internet, you are sadly mistaken. I'm going to get really technical and really hard, and really it is the Internet. I'm going to prove it to you. I'm going to show you my special computer chip, and I'm going to demonstrate how it works. And if you're somebody who relies on the Internet every day, then I'm going to show you how to defend yourself against this attack. OK? Here we go. Hi, this is my computer. How are we connecting? Oh, it's good. We're good. We're good