Advice from BoingBoing.Net Put your pants back on, Chatroulette logging IP addresses, screengrabbing users

Advice from BoingBoing.Net Put your pants back on, Chatroulette logging IP addresses, screengrabbing users


Chatroulette was a massive internet hit, but despite the jokes and musical numbers, it also supplied an unhealthy about of naked man meat on web cam (and to be fair probably naked ladies too).

Though it looks like the web cam flashing is over, since the website has announced how it will tackle the problem. They've been capturing pictures and taking down IP addresses in a move to block the accounts. There are also step to hand evidence to law enforcement if it is found to break US/UN law.

Chatroulette founder Andrey Ternovskiy recently announced on the official Chatroulette company blog that they've been logging data about users:

Recently I decided to seriously look into issue again, and I've had a breakthrough.
Luckily we all live in a real world, and we can easily apply the laws of a real world even on an internet application. With the help of a few good developers we've started collecting information, such as IP addresses, logs and screen captures of offenders who actually break US/UN laws by broadcasting inappropriate content in a specific situations. We've captured and saved thousands of IP addresses of alleged offenders, along with logs and screenshots which prove wrong behavior. We are initiating a conversation with enforcement agencies and we are willing to provide all the information we have. I hope that with help of a Criminal law we can finally get the problem out of our shoulders and get existing organizations which usually solve these kind of problems to help us.

What's now?

We've blocked thousands of IP addresses, reported offenders and service seems to be much cleaner than before. That is cool. Now give us some time to put new features in place.


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