Perhaps Stickam is not where the focus of our courts — or of the New York Times he says pointedly — really ought to be. In each case, the FBI infected the sites with software that punctured that security, allowing agents to identify hundreds of users. For more than an hour, they watch Katie talk, dance and adjust her long, blonde hair. There is ample technology available to lock underage child out of sites on home computers. Some of the images described in court filings involved children barely old enough for kindergarten.
It is surprisingly easy to download this type of software. And why would you want someone to watch you for hours while you're sleeping?