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internet relay chat - Computer Definition
A software tool that makes real-time
conversations online (in what is known as chat
rooms) possible. Though chat rooms form an important, positive
communication link for hackers, many females and children in particular have
filed complaints to authorities about being cyberharassed
or cyberstalked in them.
As one example, in Toronto, Canada, in May 2005, Canadian
police infiltrated an Internet chat room and found disturbing cyber child
pornography evidence that resulted in the arrest of Andrew Gelfand, age 19.
After the police obtained a search warrant and raided the suspect’s home, they
seized his computers and reviewed the hard drives. Gelfand faced a number of
charges involving the possession and distribution of child pornography.
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