Washington Post: An incredibly simple way your phone may help save sex trafficked children

Washington Post: An incredibly simple way your phone may help save sex trafficked children

by Colby Itkowitz Human traffickers commonly advertise children for sex using explicit pictures taken from inside hotel rooms. These photos are easy to find on the Internet. The challenge for law enforcement is figuring out where the photos were taken. That’s where the g...

Tech Crunch: You can help stop human trafficking with the TraffickCam app

Tech Crunch: You can help stop human trafficking with the TraffickCam app

By Haje Jan Kamps In a world where the phrase “oh god, not another app” often springs to mind, along with “Yeah, yeah, I’m sure you want to make a world a better place” TraffickCam is a blast of icy-fresh air. TraffickCam is an app developed by the Exchange Init...

Fast Company: You’ve Been Deputized: Help The Police Nab Sex Traffickers

Fast Company: You’ve Been Deputized: Help The Police Nab Sex Traffickers

By Ben Paynter The problem with Internet-based sex trafficking is that police can often see their victims being advertised but not actually locate them in the real world. Instead, they’re left with an image of person trapped in some anonymous hotel room. The result is bot...

India Today: With TraffickCam, fight against trafficking could become easier.

India Today: With TraffickCam, fight against trafficking could become easier.

By Hemul Goel A vacation often leaves our phones full of pictures that have no meaning besides clogging our phone's already-full memory. However, with TraffickCam, the pictures of your hotel room might be able to help save the life of a victim of sex trafficking. With traf...

Huffington Post: You Could Help Save A Trafficking Victim’s Life With Your Hotel Room Pic

Huffington Post: You Could Help Save A Trafficking Victim’s Life With Your Hotel Room Pic

Just snapping a photo of your hotel room the next time you go on vacation could help save a trafficking victim. Human trafficking is the world’s fastest growing crime, and victims who are exploited for sex aren’t just getting victimized in unsuspecting homes and closed ...

LIP TV 2: TraffickCam App Takes on Human Trafficking

LIP TV 2: TraffickCam App Takes on Human Trafficking

A new app named TraffickCam is attempting to fight human trafficking with crowdsourced photos of hotel rooms. TraffickCam asks its users to take four photos of the insides of hotel rooms they’re staying in. The goal is to create a national database that will help authoriti...

KMOV-TV St. Louis: New app aims to stop human trafficking

KMOV-TV St. Louis: New app aims to stop human trafficking

By Rachel Sudduth Local creators are working towards a way to stop sex trafficking, with a new app called Traffick Cam. Creators of the app say local residents have the opportunity to help stop sex traffickers.







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