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  1. The hotel room picture project is a great idea whose time has gone. Backpage is gone and the adult section of Craigslist is gone, so the whole reason for this project is reduced by about 99.9%, at least in the U.S.

    The only real reason for the picture database now is as an excuse to fundraise.

  2. The hotel room picture project was a questionable idea from the start since it basically would end up enabling a law enforcement fishing expedition that dragged in a huge volume of innocent people into potential criminal suspect categorization for at least a limited while.

    There is zero evidence that the elimination of Backpage and Craigslist’s so-called adult sections has killed off even 90% of illegal human sex trafficking in the US.

  3. Re: TrafficCam for hotel rooms. This might be of concern for your privacy: “In addition, we also collect the GPS coordinate of the device that you used to collect those photographs. We use the GPS coordinate of your device to verify that your photographs were actually taken at the correct hotel.” So it tells anyone who has access to the site that you are not home.

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