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 March 11, 2010  Featured News, Online

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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