The documents revealed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden further pointed that rather than collecting webcam chats
in their entirety, the Optic Nerve programme saved one image every five minutes from the users' feeds, partly to comply with human rights legislation, and also to avoid overloading GCHQ's servers.
Ostrovsky was inspired by ChatRoulette, the hugely popular site that links up random strangers for live webcam chats
. But while ChatRoulette is purposeless fun, HealCam is a boon for those suffering from rare diseases whose treatments may still be experimental or for which traditional support groups may be hard to find.
Yesterday the same judge heard how, when police examined Mills' computer at his home in St Fagan's Avenue, Barry, they discovered live webcam chats
with Twinbru, of Railway Street, Splott.
Daniel Perry, 17, is thought to have been deceived into taking part in webcam chats
and then blackmailed with the footage.
Because she chooses not to take part in naked webcam chats
or send x-rated videos to male users of the site, Rebecca said her target was harder to reach.
You may have been away from home while on tour, spending night after night work lumps, " in lonely hotel rooms, but that shouldn't have meant you resorted to seedy webcam chats
with a gaggle of girls.
The call comes after revelations by a Dutch child protection agency 20,000 men approached a computer generated 10-year-old in a 10-week period for webcam chats
of a sexual nature.
Daniel Perry, 17, from Dunfermline, committed suicide after conmen convinced him he was having webcam chats
with a US girl then used the footage to blackmail him.
"I've had a few webcam chats
and they've been fine, but mostly it's about chatting through instant messages."