On Monday, Terre des Hommes announced it had been using "Sweetie" to "identify over 1,000 adults who were willing to pay children in developing countries to perform sexual acts in front of the web-cam." In a press release the charity said more than 20,000 people approached the girl online, asking her to perform sex acts.
She's controlled by a man working from a warehouse on the outskirts of Amsterdam.
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Cybersex, also called computer sex, Internet sex, netsex and, colloquially, cyber or cybering, is a virtual sex encounter in which two or more people connected remotely via computer network send each other sexually explicit messages describing a sexual experience.
In one form, this fantasy sex is accomplished by the participants describing their actions and responding to their chat partners in a mostly written form designed to stimulate their own sexual feelings and fantasies.
"But apparently not if it flushes out the would-be-pedophile." Law enforcement agencies have also expressed concern.But Tech Crunch understands the API in question belongs to Microsoft — namely its Cognitive Services (née Project Oxford) visual image recognition APIs, and specifically its Face API which lets developers add the ability to detect human faces and compare similar ones, organize people into groups according to visual similarity, and identify previously tagged people in images.So, yes, if you build a facial recognition API the porn use-cases will come… She's a 10-year-old girl living in the Philippines. Project director Hans Guyt told a news conference that webcam abuse "requires a new way of policing," according to the BBC. The charity used the avatar to try and gather as much information about these people as they could, which they then passed on to police in the relevant country (they are not making the names public).