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TraffickCam by Exchange Initiative [link]
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Traffickcam is a great app to help combat abuse. Every time I walk into my hotel room I've gotten into the habit of taking the pictures for it.
Sorry to hijack the top comment but there is actually a useful app to assist in taking down human trafficking simply by taking pictures of hotel rooms.
Heard about this a while ago, not sure how useful it has been, or what it's future may hold. Just throwing it out there.
Wanna do something about human trafficking? Download and use the app Traffickcam. If you stay in hotels, you can help the cause.
I would also like to point out the app TraffickCam. You take photos of hotel rooms you stay in, and they get put in a database to help identify where pictures have been taken. Android link, iOS link
PSA: TraffickCam builds a user submitted database of hotel room pics so law enforcement can match locations to videos & pics in child porn.
TraffickCam Android iOS is an app that has you take pictures of the hotels you stay at to help police catch human trafficking. Easy way to help catch some people who are normally really hard to catch.
You can help combat sex trafficking by taking pictures of your hotel rooms.
Edit: We hugged it to death. It's called TraffickCam. They have an Android App and an iOS app
Edit 2: Thanks for the gold but if you really want to help, get this info out there. I tried to get a sticky and/or on the sidebar of /r/Travel and they ignored me. Not angry at them, they probably just didn't see my message. Try to get these links on relevant subreddits, especially if you're a mod.
From a security standpoitnt, you have the following that you are giving up, in the name of saving the children.
your phone number.
the room you are booked in.
lets say your cookie. Only one, mind you.
Lets just work with that. By getting you to do that, I have now allowed the police to :
Match my real name with my phone. Without a warrent, mind you.
allowed it to crowd source surveillance, basically enabling you to become an unpaid informant, where you take all the risk, and get none of the rewards. Without any warrent, mind you
get the cookie ID associated with your phone.
[link] is the google apps version.
So, that gives you the fiurst clues that something is kind of .... off. because under "what allowances does this app need on your phone", you get
that it asks you for the GPS data.
it asks to read / write / delete your USB storeage. Not only your pictures, but also your data.
So, just given that, I can ...
turn your phone into a spying tool . Hell, you allow that app to update, right?
find out your cookies, and from that, associate your cellphones unique identifier with your social media accounts. From that, I now have your real name, which especially can be dangerous for activists and people who may not neccesarily trust the government in handling all your data.
install a cookie. Thus, basically allowing me, with minimal effort, to see where you are at, what you post, and so forth. because during every social media interaction, you can freely query cookies.
Just ask yourself this:
The same thing, aquiring a photo of said room, can be archieved by having an email address that users send photos from their cellphones to. In fact, it would be faster, quicker, and would further technical literacy.
Why does the app then require all those extra permissions?
If you think you have nothing to hide, or nothing dangerous, then istall the app. Use it, and make as many photos as you can.
But, please, think about what this can potentially mean before you act.
Folks, please use the Traffickcam app. It's something almost anybody can do to help fight this kind of thing.
Do the TraffickCam thing too while you're at it [link]
For those wondering, the TraffickCam app is available for Android as well!