Documents handed to the Guardian by the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden show that the GCHQ's worked with the US intelligence agency NSA on a joint project dubbed as ‘Optic Nerve’.The project carried out a bulk surveillance program, under which they nabbed webcam images every five minutes from random Yahoo users' video chats and stored them in a database.Once again, a new revelation showed the ugly side of the Government who are conducting Global Mass surveillance and previous documents leaked by the whistleblower Edward Snowden have defaced the US Intelligence Agency NSA, who were taking care of a number of projects like PRISM, XKeyscore, DROPOUTJEEP, and various others to carry out surveillance of millions of people.Now, it has been revealed that the US National Security Agency (NSA) helped its British counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), to allegedly capture and store nude images and others from webcam chats of millions of unsuspecting Yahoo users, The Guardian reported.The project didn’t target individual users; rather it targeted Yahoo webcam chats between 20.Indeed, the method of collection appears somewhat recklessly, and in just six months of period alone, the still images of about 1.8 million users were captured and stored in the government servers in 2008.Every person who, with knowledge that a person is a minor, knowingly distributes, sends, causes to be sent, exhibits, or offers to distribute or exhibit by electronic mail, the Internet, as defined in Section 17538 of the Business and Professions Code, or a commercial online service, any harmful matter, as defined in Section 313, to a minor with the intent of arousing, appealing to, or gratifying the lust or passions or sexual desires of that person or of a minor, and with the intent, or for the purpose of seducing a minor, is guilty of a public offense and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison or in a county jail. It clearly says "AND with the intent, or for the purpose of seducing a minor," which makes it sound like one would have to have done the first part, as well as have had intent for the second part. Like I said before, it was purely sexually explicit text...a picture was asked for (not sexually explicit), but she said she didn't have one and there were no further questions regarding pictures.It was even stated that she was too young to actually engage in sexual activity with. You are just asking to have your life screwed up in a major way.
I would still have been a sex addict without the Internet, but it’s hard for me to picture because those two tweaky compulsions are so tightly wrapped together for me.
Researching Cybersex in Online Chat Rooms: the Ethnographic Approach By: Robin Hamman -- Online chat rooms have become the singles pubs of the nineties: a place where young people can go to meet new people, build friendships, find romance, and have safe sex.
[Portugese Translation by Luciano Almeida, March 2000] Robin Hamman talks about the use of ethnographic research methodology in researching sex online.
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Kevin Garber, Radio 702 South Africa, interviews Robin Hamman about Cybersex: Read the Transcript Book Review: Sherry Turkle, "Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet" Simon and Schuster, 1996 - Review by Jennifer Jannuska , an LL. candidate at the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.