A Cat Mask Won't Save You: Chatroulette Map Exposes Your Location
Not so, anymore. An (ironically) anonymous developer has recently launched Chatroulette Map, which zeroes in on your broadcast location. Chatroulette directly connects users to one another, exposing their IP addresses. Chatroulette Map exploits this feature by grabbing your IP, an attached screenshot of your coordinates, and situating you on its Google map.
What's creepy about Chatroulette Map (or titillating, depending on your tastes) is the fact that you can zoom close to home, and see who in your environs is broadcasting their bits. It may make bumping into the neighbors at the supermarket even more awkward. Of course, the site is also sure to fascinate those mashup fiends who are keen on usage statistics. We find it interesting, for example, that at the time of this writing there are practically no cams originating from Russia (where Chatroulette was born), while it looks as though all of the U.S. and Europe are having a webcam party. As with Chatroulette, CR Map is potentially very NSFW, so be cautious when clicking through. [From: Chatroulette Map, via: Laughing Squid]