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Paedophile becomes the first to be convicted of using the Live.Me streaming app to incite girl into sexual activity

‘The app has limited security features and it is possible for users to potentially identify the location where a video was recorded,’ police say

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A convicted paedophile who encouraged a nine-year-old girl to expose herself over Live.Me has been jailed for four years, in the first case of its kind involving the popular livestreaming app.

Glen Friend from Walthamstow in east London, used the app to gain access to young children in a bid to groom them, the court heard.

The Live.Me app is one of the fastest growing of its type worldwide and unlike with websites such as Facebook, users have little control over who views their posts.

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Friend was arrested earlier this month as he left prison having served a sentence for breaching sex offender notification requirements.

The Sexual Harm Prevention Order that Friend was subject to prohibited him from communicating with anyone under 18 through social media or the internet, among other conditions.

But throughout May 2017, an intelligence-led operation revealed Friend was heavily involved, along with users, in encouraging the nine-year-old child to expose her private parts to them.

The video the girl posted online which proved his incitement of her was viewed by almost 300 users and remained available to watch until its removal by Live.Me following a police request.

Parents, schools and campaign groups have previously expressed concerns because those who use the site seek to gain “likes” and “electronic gifts” from other users.

The more they receive, the higher their status within that online community.

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A forum on the Common Sense Media website warns: “Parents beware! I downloaded this app and have come across multiple videos of questionable aged people taking their clothes off. The owners of this app seriously need to do something about their security!!”

Detective Sergeant Fenton Davis, from the Waltham Forest Jigsaw Unit, warned parents to be vigilante.

“This application is extremely well used by children. Parents should be ever vigilant of their child’s activity on social media sites, particularly in regard to video streaming apps.”

He said the young victim had been left traumatised by the abuse.

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“The amount of damage this type of encounter causes to these very young victims can be extensive. It became apparent from our talks with the girl in this case that she is easily upset and very sensitive after what she has gone through.”

Issuing a warning to other paedophiles: ”Offenders who seek to hide behind an online username in an attempt to hide their identity will be relentlessly pursued by investigators. This conviction clearly demonstrates that people who use these streaming sites for criminal means, in particular to commit sexual offences, will be tracked down and prosecuted for their actions.

Friend was sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court, having pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to inciting a girl under 13 to engage in sexual activity, and breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

Friend was also handed a two year extended supervision order.

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Police said that enquiries continue to identify the two other users who participated in the incitement of the young girl.

Schools including the Bluecoat in Liverpool have sent warning notices to parents expressing concerns about the app.

The Liverpool Echo reported the warning message said: “Live.me is the fastest-growing social media streaming application available at the moment and has approximately 20 million users. It allows the user to live-stream videos of themselves and also allows users to watch other streamed videos.

“The app has limited security features and it is possible for users to potentially identify the location where a video was recorded. It is possible for any video to be recorded and shared without the permission or knowledge of the person who made the video.”

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A spokesperson for Live.Com refused to answer questions from the The ndependent as to how the indecent video of the little girl came to be viewed hundreds of times.

It said: “The safety of our users is a top priority for Live.me . Our community guidelines reflect our zero-tolerance policy towards any indecent or inappropriate behavior, and we take all allegations of violations against those guidelines very seriously.

“Beyond existing safeguards in our app, and strict protocols for our moderators to address any reports of violations, we also actively support law enforcement in identifying and prosecuting any users found to be endangering our community in any way.

Our automatic software detection and human moderators work 24 hours a day, but we also have tools for users to report and block people from their broadcasts, and we are continually improving those tools and resources for users.”

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Paedophile who groomed nine-year-old girl on Live.Me jailed

‘The app has limited security features and it is possible for users to potentially identify the location where a video was recorded,’ police say

'The app has limited security features and it is possible for users to potentially identify the location where a video was recorded,' police say

Live.me Archives – Mirrored Media

Mirrored Media Wins Summit International Emerging Media Awards for AwesomenessTV

Mirrored Media is proud to announce that it has won a 2017 Summit International Emerging Media Award with AwesomenessTV for the Vidcon ball pit. This is the second year in a row that Mirrored Media has taken home an Emerging Media award.

2017 Emerging Media Awards:

AwesomenessTV Vidcon Ball Pit: Emerging Media Award – Leader – Trade Show

Awesomeness Ball Pit Presented by Live.me:

Emerging Media Awards Recognizing Visionaries in Our New Forms of Media
The Summit Emerging Media Award evolved through a need to recognize and celebrate creativity, innovation, and those pushing the bounds of creative excellence in all newer forms of emerging media. Traditionally, advertising has focused strictly on the big idea. Today, advertising needs to break new ground to keep up with the ever-changing pace. This
award recognizes communications that keep pace with our times through innovative use of new media. Compete on a global stage, with an international panel of judges and creative from all over
the world.This award is for the marketers, coders, designers, developers, innovators, visionaries and leaders in this exciting new realm of advertising.

Live.Me Office Launch Party

Live.Me Office Launch Party

In October 2017, live broadcasting platform Live.me moved to a spacious, modern new office in West Hollywood. Mirrored Media played an integral part in curating, designing, and installing many of the space’s new features.

The new Live.me office is not just a workspace, but also a hub for creators and influencers to film and generate content. In the large front room, our team installed a large pink stage with printed SEG graphic walls, which acts as a focal point of the space and one of two major areas for content. The other is an Met Gala-inspired LED photo booth that is built seamlessly under the stairs. This mirrored reflective booth contains strips of programmable colored LED lights in a mesmerizing pattern, creating an endless light design that allows for a unique, shareable photo opp. The office also houses an arcade-style claw machine built to Live.me specifications, presenting the perfect opportunity to give away premiums and other swag in a fun way.

In the rear lounge, a floating and rotating 3D Live.me hologram sits just above the doorway. This fully-programmable hologram unit can display any type of 3D design, giving Live.me an endless amount of creative possibilities for different occasions.

Once the new office was up and running, Live.me wanted to throw a party to celebrate. As it was just a few days before Halloween, they teamed up with Mirrored to host a themed costume party. The invite-only bash featured music from DJ William Lifestyle on the new stage, programmed light trees and moving heads, a custom sound system installation, and a myriad of zombies, ghouls, spiderwebs, and other spooky decor.

Live.me at VidCon 2017

2017 VidCon attendees were treated to the most ambitious Live.me booth yet. Located just inside the main convention hall doors, the Live.me booth was an immediate attention-grabber to fans and talent alike.

The build featured a convertible stage with small ramps, giving fans the perfect vantage point during programming blocks while also providing them with a chance to enjoy the space and broadcast during breaks.

The stage, which was highlighted with branded colors and signage, also featured a special fan broadcast experience. On one side of the stage, fans waited in line for a chance to step into the spotlight and showcase their talent to tens of thousands of people watching Live.me from all over the world. After 90 seconds, the viewers voted who had the most talent by giving in-app gifts. Those participants were then rewarded with a variety of premiums such as sunglasses, tripods, water bottles, and phone chargers.

Official Live.me programming included panels, concerts, and creator appearances. Fans were especially excited about the influencer meet-and-greets, giving users from all over the world a chance to interact with their favorite talent in front of the large online audience. Other programming consisted of dance parties, open mic performances, and DJs.

In true Live.me fashion, the booth featured four vertically-oriented TVs displaying live broadcasts from all over the world, the broadcast stage experience, and the official Live.me channel which showed events throughout VidCon.

The large back wall of the booth featured a truly unique social sharing opportunity. The wall featured a set of multicolored angel wings along with motivational phrases that encouraged fans to take a memorable photo.

Live.me Birthday

To celebrate a resoundingly successful first year, live broadcasting app Live.me held an anniversary party in Bel Air, California on April 29th, 2017. Mirrored Media partnered with the brand to take over a beautiful mansion in the secluded, exclusive Los Angeles enclave of Bel Air.

The large house was tucked away high above the city, and featured surrounding property with so much to offer guests. It boasted a gorgeous pool, a large multi-level yard full of activations, a pool house, stunningly manicured grounds.

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