Television: Looking Online

How big is voyeurism on the Internet? Let us count the ways. Three years ago, just over a third of a million people bought those little eyeball-shaped cameras called webcams that live on top of a computer monitor, connect to the Internet and can turn anyone's life into a continuous broadcast. Last year 2.5 million webcams were sold. By 2003, sales of these eminently cheap ($50) little devices are expected to hit 36 million. When you buy your next PC, it's as likely to come with a webcam as with a keyboard.

The quarter of a million webcam sites now up...

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