The figures are staggering: every single day hundreds of thousands of children are victim of webcam sex.
The official estimate is that at any time of the day, over 750,000 men worldwide are looking for online sex with children in more than 40,000 public chat rooms. It was followed by a global outrage which persuaded the United Nations to put the subject high on its agenda.
Prostitution among the poor, uneducated and often young prostitutes in Kenya, has spurred the spread of HIV/AIDS, because few sex workers are educated about the dangers of STIs.
Many young girls in Kenya only use a condom 60% of the time, although they frequently see up to five clients per day. Basically you can watch our online live sex shows for free anywhere in the world if you’re connected to internet.
'Cyber sex is new a menace where minors are exploited on the internet by online pimps in the disguise of escort agents or model coordinators,' Prashant Mali, Mumbai High Court lawyer and a cyber security expert said.
'This is illegal and amounts to abetment of prostitution.
'In some of these cases, many women did not know that the live-streaming was also being recorded and would later be uploaded at various porn sites or used for continued exploitation,' said the NGO worker who requested anonymity.
The documents show the legal status of the system was discussed, particularly in relation to using automated facial matching to identify the people in the pictures.
“It was agreed that the legalities of such a capability would be considered once it had been developed, but that the general principle applied would be that if the accuracy of the algorithm was such that it was useful to the analyst,” one document from 2008 reads.
Nick Pickles, the director of civil liberties group Big Brother Watch, said Orwell’s 1984 was “supposed to be a warning, not an instruction manual”.
“Secretly intercepting and taking photographs from millions of people’s webcam chats is as creepy as it gets,” he said.