The service earned a reputation as something of a sophomoric and pornographic romp, attracting a wide range of sometimes explicit webcam tastes.
Efforts were made by its creators to "clean up" the content, including changes to the usage terms and a requirement that users register.
A police officer with his gun drawn was seen entering the bedroom to find Abraham's lifeless body.
The teenager used the 'lifecasting' website Justin.tv, which is designed to let users share their everyday lives and stream - or broadcast - live footage.
Many of the images obtained were very personal ones and could be used to either embarrass or blackmail users.
According to the New York Times, the Australian Signals Directorate tapped a U. law firm representing Indonesian interests and offered their intercepts to the NSA. These images can be retrieved in various ways, including the use of advanced face recognition systems, so seemingly unrelated video chats from different computers and with different names or web addresses, can be linked together.
Second only to “mum knows best”, this should be the new favourite saying of all mothers looking for more control over the lives of mischievous teenage offspring.
Mums have put their minds to the problem of teenage rebellion and possible vulnerability, and have finally found an answer in surveillance apps.
Eventually as many as 1,500 signed on to see the desperate act - with some urging him to hurry up, apparently believing it a hoax.
The boy's video footage only ended when police broke into his home near Miami.