Thursday, 17 August 2017

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A woman has banned her children from using the internet after she discovered that her eight-year-old daughters' bedroom was being livestreamed to the world.

The mother - from Houston, Texas - said she feels like she's 'failed' to protect her children after realizing that people were watching them 'in their home, dressing, sleeping, playing'. 

Her children had been playing a game and, when they were prompted to connect to a server so they could play with friends, accidentally connected to an unprotected one. 

The woman - who gave her name only as Jennifer when speaking she, told by security experts that hackers probably got the family's internet address from one of her daughter's iPads and then gained access to their house webcam system.

She only found out about the intrusion when another mother - 2,000 miles away in Oregon - inadvertently stumbled upon a livestream of Jennifer's daughter after downloading a free app. 
That woman - Shelby Ivie - then made a public Facebook post to try and find out who the little girl was as a way of warning her parents. 

She said: 'I was in tears, thinking of the violation [Jennifer] must feel'.
The stream had been live since July 27 and been seen by hundreds of people at least. 

Jennifer was horrified when she learned of the numbers, explaining: 'They had [571] likes - so I know for a fact 571 people have been staring at my kids, probably more.'
Now her children are forbidden from going online because Jennifer is unwilling to 'chance it again'. 
She warns parents to keep an eye on their children's online activities. 


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