It;s just like the whole epidemic with cell phone pictures that girls send to boys. I'm pretty sure if someone posted a video of an underage chick on here, someone would remove it pretty quick, I don't see why stickam should be exempt of that. The sex offender can enter any chat room, pose as someone underage, and induce the boy or girl to perform a sex act. Attempting to control social behavior, inappropriate, illegal, or otherwise… by blaming the technology, is misguided and an abandonment of personal responsibility. I have friends in high school who use Stickam, two of these girls have had plenty of these types of people bother them. It would still be nice to have moderation.
Does the author imply that i. This is typical American sweeping paranoia and overreacting. Earlier this week, Dan Goodin of The Register Lawrence Joseph Silipigni Jr. But if it's not, something needs to be fixed. Has the Times counted the number of sex crime arrests among Time Warner users this year? To paraphrase Obama… dont use a hatchet where a scalpel is much more appropriate. But this was not the first time sex crimes involving minors had been committed live on Stickam.
Some have suggested Stickam should limit access to users over the age of eighteen. I could see the case for stickcam moderation simply to protect folks from this kind of harrassment. The network is designed primarily around the concept of voyeurism, not security. There are no laws to stop them or punish them for it. However, we will probably never know what percentage of these crimes was committed at least in part due to the availability of the medium.
That's what scared me off of it in the first place. Any girl that is underage and showing off her tits or pussy is guilty of distributing child porn. Kids were playing doctor to various degrees long before the Internet came into being. Second, there is no easiliy discernible method for actually accomplishing that. Every day run of the mill womenfolk.
Hock has been held without bond in Arizona since his arrest and is awaiting trial. But you are right, educating children of the dangers is key. There are crimes on every site. The comparison to gun control is quite a stretch. There is no quick fix. Its just sluts on a webcam. I hope that will stop you from posting self-righteous and ignorant comments on the internet.
The article asked if a company with that unusual pedigree could keep a live-video site free from smut and keep its large community of teenage users safe from all the potential abuses. I'd personally love it if sites didn't need moderators or people to keep others in line, but sadly this is the world we live in. The stickam service itself is amazing and in fact even the site navigation and utility is freaking ingeniously designed. So now I'm watching a chick or two who unintentionally became amateur pornstars against their wishes. So we want people who work for the company watching all of our live feeds? But the really stupid ones are the parents. Fruchter was formerly director of information security at , another in the same family of firms owned by the Japanese pornography company. And i doubt she really cares.
Any 20 year old can sexually assault his unconscious girlfriend and post the results to any number of online video sharing sites. First, that would be nearly impossible because having the number of people necessary to make that happen would be impossible financially speaking. But Stickam has never addressed its connections to pornography, nor is it transparent about the critical issue of its monitoring procedures. But now there's a hacker named carb0n running around Stickam exploiting the chat client, and fucking with people like crazy. Plus, I've learned that Stickam is horribly managed and operated. There is ample technology available to lock underage child out of sites on home computers.
We do know, however, that crimes very like these take place all the time without being recorded, or if they are recorded they are recorded privately and not broadcast. This article is completely ridiculous and to me feels more like some kind of personal vendetta between the author and Stickam. No need to explain this one. But in all reality — this problem will continue to exist and like drug wars, will never end. Two years ago, , a live video start-up that former employees and public documents said was owned by a Japanese pornography operator. Now while this isn't the main reason I'm taking another break from Stickam, it did have influence upon my decision.
Stickam is simply a condensation of multiple services and features. I think that whenever you get a new sort of media, people especially younger people don;t realize the gravity of what they may be doing. Could this entire scenario not have happened at any video chat site? Hock ended the broadcast himself, according to Christopher Stone, who runs the gossip site StickyDrama and recorded video of the event, because he said he recognized a crime was being committed. However a lot of female teens seem to lack the capability to do this and submit to the other users requests to varying degrees. Soon enough every cell phone will have that capability. I don't think Stickam actually got involved with helping or assisting in the offender's apprehension, I think the live viewers just called the police, because his entire name was available on the internet anyways, and everyone knew he was in Arizona.