Wendy Davis reports:
The fast-growing Chatroulette has been hailed as the next viral sensation. But the site, which enables users to video chat with strangers, also could become a poster child for the end of online anonymity.
Now it’s emerged that a new site, ChatrouletteMap, is combining screenshots of users with their physical location on Google Maps. ChatrouletteMap determines location by examining users’ IP addresses, which are available because Chatroulette uses peer-to-peer technology. What’s more, some of the IP addresses and host names that were available contained users’ names.
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