Old chatroulette video on youtube involving drew malino?
Several years ago, we built a chatroulette application that allowed users to draw pictures of people that were either lying on the floor or lying on top of stacks of books. If you wanted to draw a cat, you could, but you couldn't. So you could say, On this floor, here's a cat. And every time you got bored with it, you could just leave it where it was. This was a really clever way to get people moving, because you could keep drawing it and getting feedback on it, and it would stay the same. But there were other, more subtle, dangers. If you laid someone down on the floor, their underwear would get caught in the cracks in the floor, and their genitals would get caught in the cracks in the floor. So you could leave something unattended overnight in a public place, and it could get captured in these cracks in the floor. And the more you did that, the more quickly people started to expose themselves, the more easily it could get caught in these cracks in the floor. And we saw these cracks start to form in people's underwear. So we started to get a little bit concerned that this was leading people to engage in prohibited sexual behavior.
On several occasions, in 2007, 2008, we had to cut off service because we had allowed people to expose themselves on our platform. And we immediately cut off all contact with the people who had exposed themselves, immediately reported them, and permanently barred them from our service. And there were other occasions when we had to intervene where a user had engaged in consensual sexually explicit behavior with another person. So we had to step in and prevent situations like these from ever happening in the first place. I led a team that investigated these types of allegations, brought them to our regulators, and asked for permission to share what we knew with the public. After careful review, we were given permission to release what we had to the media. And we released what we had to the police, because we believed strongly that strong regulations were needed to stop this kind of behavior in the future. But we had to convince the Swedish Crime Commission and the Swedish Criminal Police Board that our new release would not put people at risk by encouraging people to expose themselves. And they rejected that we were putting people at risk by releasing too much, because we had already released too little. Instead, they said we should have shared more information so that the public could be aware of the level of the danger. So we released a little more information about the allegations, and they asked us to keep them anonymous for their own protection. But we already had information about at least one death threats to our family.
So we released what we had to the media, and we reported that two people had died as a result of the application. And we also reported that there were concerns that the application could be used to unintentionally put people at risk by allowing someone to gain access at any time and