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!
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.
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.
As the name suggests itself, this application would help police and lawmakers to identify hotel rooms and find out where the trafficked children are.
"You just enter your hotel room and your room number. You take four pictures, and you submit them to the website."
"Pictures you send become part of the pipeline that law enforcement can use to track down where the victims are trafficked."
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.
"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.
"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.
"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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