What have you always wondered about the economy? Tell Us
Codebreaker

Hey pervs! Chatroulette saw what you did!

John Moe Jul 26, 2010

Chatroulette is this web site where you can have random (thus the roulette part) chats with strangers via the webcam on your computer. It was wildly popular when it first launched, largely among the curious and the pervs (and, I suppose, the curious pervs). People would go on there naked and do, you know, stuff. Now, Chatroulette founder Andrey Ternovskiy, a Russian teenager, says the company is logging IP addresses and saving screen shots of offensive users. And they’re handing them over to law enforcement agencies. Sorry pervs! This comes at a time when Ternovskiy has been consulting with tech industry veterans from the US on how to take a popular idea and turn it into a legit business.

This is where I would ordinarily post a safe for work picture that goes with the theme of Chatroulette and pervs but a few minutes of searching left me grossed out and depressed so here’s a picture of a kitty and a ducky:

Marketplace is on a mission.

We believe Main Street matters as much as Wall Street, economic news is made relevant and real through human stories, and a touch of humor helps enliven topics you might typically find…well, dull.

Through the signature style that only Marketplace can deliver, we’re on a mission to raise the economic intelligence of the country—but we don’t do it alone. We count on listeners and readers like you to keep this public service free and accessible to all. Will you become a partner in our mission today?

Your donation is critical to the future of public service journalism. Support our work today – for as little as $5 – and help us keep making people smarter.