Colombian app encourages citizens to document illegal child labor

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Community-minded initiatives such as citizen journalism have become much more prolific since the advent of smartphones, and this easily accessible technology is also helping to solve crimes. We’ve already seen Hollaback provide a platform for women to share stories of assaults and post geotagged images of harassers, and – in a similar way – the Kid Rescue app from Telefónica Telecom in Colombia is now encouraging people to help locate and document illegal child labor with their handsets.

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