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...

AOL: New app created in St. Louis aims to track down victims of sex trafficking

AOL: New app created in St. Louis aims to track down victims of sex trafficking

By AOL.com You may want to snap pictures of your hotel room when you're traveling because it's luxurious or you want to show off to your friends, but there's a better reason to do so: it may save a child's life. The TraffickCam app -- which is free and available for iPhone...

St. Louis Post Dispatch: New app aims to track down victims of trafficking

St. Louis Post Dispatch: New app aims to track down victims of trafficking

by Nancy Cambria The TraffickCam app allows users to upload photos of their hotel rooms, like the one at right. A computer program then compares the photos to images of possible sex trafficking victims in hotel rooms to figure out where the photos were taken. New app helps...

Travelers use TraffickCam app to fight sex trafficking by uploading hotel room photos to national database

Travelers use TraffickCam app to fight sex trafficking by uploading hotel room photos to national database

ST. LOUIS, MO – Travelers can help in the fight against sex trafficking by using a new, free mobile app called TraffickCam to anonymously photograph hotel rooms and upload data to a national database used by law enforcement and investigators to locate victims and their pim...

Fox 2 St. Louis: Snapping a picture of your hotel room could help stop human trafficking

Fox 2 St. Louis: Snapping a picture of your hotel room could help stop human trafficking

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Snapping a picture inside your hotel room could help protect children across the globe. The TraffickCam app enables travelers to submit pictures of hotel rooms around the world. The images are matched against a national database used by po...

$100,000 matching gift supports TraffickCam app to fight human sex trafficking

$100,000 matching gift supports TraffickCam app to fight human sex trafficking

ST. LOUIS, MO – The Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, a community of Catholic women religious and associates, has donated a $100,000 matching gift to support the ongoing development of TraffickCam, the free anti-trafficking smartphone app that has taken social m...

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