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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who makes SnapScouts?

A: SnapScout and SnapScout Reports are produced and developed by MiniTru, LLC. Created in 2008 by George Parsons and Winston O’Brien, MiniTru LLC leverages modern technology to address the timeless threats to democracy and freedom.

Q: Why did you make SnapScouts?

A: We made SnapScouts because America is more threatened today than it ever has been before. We made SnapScouts because terrorism knows no boundaries. We made SnapScouts because America is the land of freedom, and the only way to check the government is to distribute power to the local level. We made SnapScouts to empower real Americans to connect with one another and expose those moments of truth that we all know, but can't always say out loud. We made SnapScouts because we love America.

Q: Where does all this information go?

A: MiniTru, LLC believer in a transparent, open source approach. All applications will eventually be released under a GNU license, and all content is copyrighted via Creative Commons. However, given the nature of the app, we store all content at our secure datacenter until our staff of professional law enforcement and criminologists can ensure that all crimes have been properly logged and reported to local authorities. Once the information is deemed non-useful or the investigations associated with the reports are no longer active, we will post the reports online for review. Remember, just because they weren't charged doesn't mean they weren't guilty. Stay vigilant!

Q: So who's making money off this?

A: In short, no one. MiniTru, LLC. is a non-profit organization created to find modern solutions to the timeless threats to democracy and freedom. We are funded by a variety of organizations, including but not limited to CCTV UK, Minutemen Civil Defense Corps, XE, and the Centre for Defence and International Security Studies.

Q: Should I be concerned if my child is taking pictures of me?

A: Only if you have something to hide! But seriously, we realize that reasonable actions can sometimes look suspicious. If you'd rather not involve the authorities, Keep an eye out for SnapScouts Reports — it let's you monitor what reports have been filed about you or anyone in your network and negotiate with the reporter anonymously — coming soon!

Q: Does it really work?

A: After only a three-month trial of SnapScouts in England, Indonesia, and Germany, we are proud to report over 600 crimes reported.

Q: Aren't you concerned that this will lead to profiling?

A: SnapScouts was designed and developed for children to use, before they form stereotypes of other people. They're the perfect reporters, unbiased and unprejudiced by media concepts.


Just a few of the stories that have helped make SnapScouts one of the top preventative crime downloads of 2010!

“My eight-year old caught the gardner smoking something suspicious. It wasn’t marijuana, but it turns out he was illegal!” - Phyllis Specter, 32, Idaho

“My son and I are competing for the Major Freedom badge. Three more Suspicious Activity reports and he takes the lead. I’ve never been so proud!" - Roger Phillips, London UK

It's like crime prevention so easy, a third-grader can do it. - Sam Whitman, Oklahoma