Pedophile traps

100,000 adults posing online as children?

Minding the Planet reports “this interesting project that aims to stop online pedophiles by setting 100,000 online honeytraps. It calls for 100,000 volunteer adults to post online profiles in various services posing as minors. They then use these a bait and wait to be contacted by pedophiles. Once contacted they basically set the hook and then do a sting operation with the help of law enforcement agents.” more…

Is a ‘honeytrap’ a legal enforcement approach?