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INHOPE mobile App launched - Illegal content reporting App for mobile devices including Android, iPhone and Windows Phone7

November 24, 2011

INHOPE has released ”INHOPE mobile” in conjunction with its 3rd Annual Law Enforcement & Industry Conference in Rome. The vast majority of new connections to the internet are via mobile devices (approx 300 million in 2010). INHOPE has created “INHOPE mobile” to enable these users to report illegal content (including Child Sexual Abuse Material) via their mobile devices while online.


About INHOPE mobile: INHOPE mobile is a tool to engage public's participation in reporting of Child Sexual Abuse Material found on the Internet. It uses a simple interface to allow a user to anonymously report any suspect illegal content through the mobile device. The report will then be forwarded to the hosting country's Hotline which will investigate the report according to the national legislation and, where appropriate, the Law Enforcement Agencies will be informed and the content removed. The APP is free.

To download: Go to - http://inhope.org/gns/about-us/INHOPE_mobile.aspx or search for INHOPE in the relevant market place. The application is currently available for Windows Phone7, Android and iPhone devices, and can be downloaded  for free

How it works: Reporting with INHOPE mobile is simple and quick. The user simply copies the URL of the suspect website from the browser, opens the INHOPE mobile application, inserts and submits the report. The application includes instructions for each step. The rest of the operations are automated and will be handled by a back-end web service which will apply validation and security processes. The report will then be sent to the relevant Hotline and INHOPE's dedicated database.

Data protection: Anonymity of users is protected as no information on the reporter or there device is stored / retained by INHOPE. 

About INHOPE : INHOPE is the International Association of Internet Hotlines based in Amsterdam, and coordinates a network of Internet Hotlines all over the world, supporting them in responding to reports of illegal content (including Child Sexual Abuse Material) to make the Internet safer. Visit www.inhope.org


Contact: For more information contact Denton Howard
Email: info@inhope.org
Phone: +31 (0) 20 570 0296 or +353 87 2399550
Postal: INHOPE Association, Jozef Israëlskade 46v, 1072 SB Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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