From a sociological point of view, Jenni Cam was an important early example of how the internet could create a cyborg subject by integrating human images with the internet.As such, Jenni Cam set the stage for conversations regarding the relationship of technology and gender.Deakin’s arrest on April 20 reveals one of the darkest corners of the internet, where paedophiles in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia pay facilitators on the other side of the world to sexually abuse children, even babies, directing their moves through online livestreaming services.The FBI says it’s epidemic, and that at any given moment, 750,000 child predators are online.
The youngest victim ever, rescued a few weeks ago, was an infant, two months old. “This should serve as a warning,” said NBI anti-human-trafficking chief Janet Francisco, who leads the case.
Child sex tourism victimizes approximately 2 million children around the world.
Users of children for commercial and sexual purposes can be categorized by motive.
This was a new use of Internet technology in 1996 and some viewers were interested in its sociological implications while others watched it for sexual arousal.
The Jenni Cam website coincided with a rise in surveillance as a feature of popular culture, exemplified by the 1998 film The Truman Show and reality television programs such as Big Brother, and as a feature of contemporary art and new media art.