Is there a good program for Gnome that provides cross-platform instant messaging and video chat?This rules out Skype and a MSN, as well as any other app that's specific for the ICQ/AOL Network. Pidgin doesn't intend to develop video-chat, I haven't found a plugin for it that provides video, and Gaim-vv hasn't been developed in over two years and is so out of date that it's still going by Gaim and not Pidgin."If we don't intervene soon, this sinister phenomenon will totally run out of control," Guyt said as he stood in front of a wall plastered with the pixelated faces of adults duped by Sweetie.He said webcam sex with minors — which usually involves men from wealthy Western countries paying children from impoverished countries for sex shows — is still "a cottage industry" and needs to be stamped out now. "Our worst scenario is that the same thing will happen with this as has happened with child pornography — that is now a multibillion-dollar industry in the hands of criminal gangs." Terre des Hommes has posted a documentary about its 10-week investigation on You Tube and begun a petition aimed at pressing police and politicians to do more to halt such illegal sex shows. present legislation is suitable and more than enough to cover these acts," Guyt said as he called for a "novel approach" to policing the problem.Do Slashdot readers have an application that meets these needs? A computer-generated image of Sweetie, a made up 10-year-old girl from the Philippines who was created by the human rights organization Terre des Hommes in order to catch child predators.The problem of online child exploitation is not new.
One chat between the researcher identifying himself as Sweetie and one of the online users went like this: Sweetie: "What you want see? " User: "Naked." As the conversation progressed, they agreed a fee to be paid by a wire transfer and Sweetie asked for the person's Skype address but took the chat no further.He said child prostitutes, and in some cases children forced by their own impoverished parents, offer to perform sex acts online in return for money.Once payment has been received, often via an online money transfer service, they will perform in front of a webcam with the images sent via a private chat room.The novel approach used by Terre des Hommes involved using Sweetie as an online disguise for a group of researchers who then chatted to potential clients online.
Terre des Hommes director of projects Hans Guyt stands in front of a wall plastered with pictures of the men who the group says tried to pay to see a fake 10-year-old girl perform sex acts over the internet.
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