Webcam software sex
"As soon as I go online, they come to me," Sweetie says in a short video documentary about Terre des Homme's campaign against Webcam child sex tourism. While the fake girl chatted with the real men, the activists tracked the potential criminals down not by hacking their computers, but by using information they volunteered -- Facebook and other social-media profiles, Skype handles, phone numbers, pictures, and video footage.For the "Becoming Sweetie" project (PDF of detailed report), Terre de Homme paired with Avaaz.org, an activist group that campaigns on international issues from corruption to poverty to climate change.Sweetie first interacted with the potential predators in public chat rooms.Researchers made sure to model their alter ego's online conversation, in style and tone, to that of a preteen Filipino girl. But what they don't know: I'm not real." To show them she was, Terre de Homme researchers hunkered in an Amsterdam warehouse, turned on a Webcam, and using software, controlled the CG girl's conversation, facial expressions, and movements (made realistic through the use of motion capture technology).Still, millions of potential perpetrators consider themselves undetected.It is still too easy to approach children for sex through the internet.
To make this happen, the Dutch Postcode Lottery has donated over € 3.8 million euros to Terre des Hommes.They thought they were chatting online with a 10-year-old girl in the Philippines.In truth, they were talking to an incredibly realistic-looking computer-generated child.The term "webcam" (a clipped compound) may also be used in its original sense of a video camera connected to the Web continuously for an indefinite time, rather than for a particular session, generally supplying a view for anyone who visits its web page over the Internet.Some of them, for example, those used as online traffic cameras, are expensive, rugged professional video cameras.