A new paradigm for domain-specific search to fight human trafficking
Today's web searches use a centralized, one-size-fits-all approach that searches the Internet with the same set of tools for all queries. While that model has been wildly successful commercially, it does ...
Newly deciphered diary muddles Livingstone legend
He is one of history's most famous explorers, and his first-person account of a 19th-century massacre in Africa helped lead to the closure of one of the continent's most notorious slave markets.
Google weaves a web between human trafficking hotlines
Sex workers are more likely to call in to a hotline for victims of human trafficking on a Wednesday, and a Google-backed initiative could help to explain why.
Human trafficking activity on adult entertainment website more pervasive than expected
Evidence of human trafficking through ads posted on a popular adult entertainment website is more prevalent than first thought, according to a new study published by Arizona State University.
Google search for human traffickers, drug cartels (Update)
Forget videos of cute kittens or good deals on iPads. For the past few months, Google has been quietly turning its search capabilities to something far more challenging: criminals.
Human trafficking: A modern day slavery
A pioneering Ethiopian lawyer and academic is hoping to turn the spotlight on his country and raise awareness about human trafficking.
EU nations warned to act as human trafficking worsens
Brussels warned European Union nations Monday to get a move on with adopting tough new rules against human trafficking or face sanctions as a first report on the problem showed "modern-day slavery" worsening across the bloc.
Treat illegal wildlife trade as serious crime: CITES
Illegal trade in wildlife products like ivory and rhino horn must be treated as a serious crime in order to end the devastating poaching of protected species, the head of UN wildlife trade regulator CITES ...
Women trafficked into crime in UK are imprisoned without support or protection
Research reveals extent of shortcomings in UK justice and immigration to adequately define and intervene in such cases.
Albania must enact reforms to combat sex trafficking, study urges
(Phys.org)—Despite a number of measures undertaken by the government in Albania to curb sex trafficking, rigorous comprehensive legal and social reforms are needed to address the practices that perpetuate it, a new study ...
Do you benefit from slave labor?
What would you do if you knew your fast-food burger, the steel in your car, the leather for your shoes or that shiny hardwood floor came as a result of slave labor?
Why women choose to migrate
Women from China and India are migrating to change their lives, although they face greater risk than men of human trafficking, assault and rape.
Illegal wildlife trade threatens national security, says report
Perceived by organized criminals to be high profit and low risk, the illicit trade in wildlife is worth at least US$ 19 billion per year, making it the fourth largest illegal global trade after narcotics, ...
Google donating $11.5M to fight modern slavery
(AP) -- Tech giant Google announced Wednesday it is donating $11.5 million to several coalitions fighting to end the modern-day slavery of some 27 million people around the world.