Don't Forget To Take Pictures If You're Staying In A Hotel Room

The reason is shocking.

Don't Forget To Take Pictures If You're Staying In A Hotel Room
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Most of us have this habit of capturing pictures of the hotel room in which we're staying. Some of us are so obsessed with it that we can't satisfy our need with just one click, and why should we? After all, we're going to pay a lump sum for it.

'Till now, you might have taken a picture to flaunt it in front of your friends and relatives, but now we've got a better reason to do so.

And guess what? Your pictures may save someone's life.

Let's find out how!

There's a fantastic application out there on Google and Apple store for all of us to download.

There's a fantastic application out there on Google and Apple store for all of us to download.

And trust me when I say it, just four pictures of the hotel room taken by you, could save the lives of many people and minors in the country.

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And the best part is that this application is available for free for all the major operating systems like Android, iOs, etc.

And the best part is that this application is available for free for all the major operating systems like Android, iOs, etc.
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This application allows you to capture the pictures of your hotel room and upload them; then they're matched with a database which is used by law enforcement.

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As the name suggests itself, this application would help police and lawmakers to identify hotel rooms and find out where the trafficked children are. 

The TraffickCam developer, Abby Stylianou says that:

The TraffickCam developer, Abby Stylianou says that:
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"You just enter your hotel room and your room number. You take four pictures, and you submit them to the website."

Abby, who is also a Researcher at Washington University has added further that:

Abby, who is also a Researcher at Washington University has added further that:
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"Pictures you send become part of the pipeline that law enforcement can use to track down where the victims are trafficked."

The idea of such an application isn't new.

The idea of such an application isn't new.
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The police looked at non-profit, Exchange Initiative for help. It is formed by Nix Conference and Meeting Management to end the issue of sex trafficking.

In their quest to identify a hotel where children are trafficked, the police showed Nix's staff a photo.

In their quest to identify a hotel where children are trafficked, the police showed Nix's staff a photo.
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"One of the girls in our office knew exactly what it was," says Nix Principal, Molly Hackett. Later, Exchange Initiative teamed up with Washington University to create this app.

The internet has made trafficking easier, and they're using the same tool to make it tough again.

The internet has made trafficking easier, and they're using the same tool to make it tough again.
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"Right now there are pictures posted every day. Hundreds of pictures, in every city in the United States, posted online, that show victims of trafficking, in hotel rooms posed on beds," says Stylianou.

Since its inception, TraffickCam has acquired over 1.5 million photos of hotels around the world.

Since its inception, TraffickCam has acquired over 1.5 million photos of hotels around the world.

"I think it's going to be crucial to help us identify not only where they're at now, but where they've been at. Which is something we need -- that helps with the prosecution," says the deputy commander of the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Sgt. Adam Kavanaugh.

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