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Submission + - Search the world's smartphone photos (i-programmer.info)

mikejuk writes: Researchers have devised and tested a system called Theia that can perform an efficient parallel search of mobile phones to track down a target photo. It could be used to perform a realtime search for a missing child accidently caught in a photo you have just taken or the location of a criminal or political activist.
You might think that the security and privacy aspects were so terrible that you just wouldn't install the app. However exceptional photos of a sporting or news incident are worth money and the profit motive might be enough for you to install it -
"Install Theia and earn big money with your camera phone".
  If money isn't your concern wouldn't you join the search for a missing child by downloading the app?
You can see that having Theia installed on a large percentage of the worlds phones isn't so unlikely. Would you install it?

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