Chatroulette teen portal
"Chatroulette wasn't a very inspiring place," said Turner. When he was 15, Pasternak received a round of venture capital from Binary Capital for a social app known as Flogg.
When Turner received the call for Monkey, he was working at Washington DC-personalized retail offer startup Precise Target, doing back end and front end development. Turner's love for coding started when he was 11, he claims.
That may be one reason why the app has taken off among the younger set: In April, it was the top i OS app downloaded, according to analytics firm App Annie.
The app was meant to be an updated version of random video-chat site Chatroulette for today's teens, but without the sexually explicit content.
(Monkey claims its actual usage is much higher, in the millions.) It's particularly popular among teens and young adults.
The activity is monitored and then if the inappropriate content is confirmed, the user is banned.
If you're receiving a message that says "Your IP address is banned," it's likely that you or somebody else using your IP address has violated the service's terms and conditions.
The site doesn't provide a process to appeal your ban, but you can work around this by shielding your IP address through a proxy server. The method for doing so will depend on the program you're using.
"Whenever they [parents] would put parental controls, I would turn off in a few hours." His most notorious hack to date was when he found a security flaw in Yo, the viral app that let you send a simple message -- "Yo" -- to your friends.
He managed to get a push notification that said "#Yo Been Hacked" to its users. He dropped out of high school at 15 to take the opportunity.