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TECH 24 Jun 2016 | 1:48 AM

HP, Apple top list of tech companies fighting forced labour risk

HP Inc and Apple Inc topped a list ranking how well technology companies combat the risk of forced labour in their supply chains.

TECH 24 Jun 2016 | 3:44 AM

New app asks users to fight sex trafficking by snapping photos

Smartphone users in the United States can try to help catch sex traffickers with a newly introduced app designed to identify hotel rooms where victims are held.

TECH 30 Nov 2016 | 1:00 AM

Is your T-shirt clean of slavery? Science may soon be able to tell

Shoppers lured by a bargain-priced T-shirt but concerned about whether the item is free of slave labour could soon have the answer – from DNA forensic technology.

TECH 02 Dec 2016 | 8:54 AM

Surge in online sex trade of children challenges anti-slavery campaigners

Technology has fuelled a surge in the buying and selling of children online for sexual abuse with advertising a child on the Internet as "easy as booking an airfare", campaigners told an anti-slavery conference in London.

TECH 21 Dec 2016 | 6:00 AM

South Carolina lawmakers propose porn block on new computers

Computers and devices sold in South Carolina that can access the Internet would be required to have filters installed to prevent people from viewing pornography.

TECH 10 Jan 2017 | 3:16 AM

US Supreme Court will not examine tech industry legal shield

The US Supreme Court on Monday let stand a lower court's decision that an online advertising site accused by three young women of facilitating child sex trafficking was protected by a federal law.

TECH 06 Jun 2017 | 10:00 PM

Laptop ban hot topic as airlines meet in Cancun

Top airline industry players are meeting in Cancun to seek alternatives to the US and British bans on laptops and tablets on certain flights.

TECH 07 Sep 2017 | 4:28 AM

Oracle backs online human trafficking bill, breaking with tech industry

Cloud services company Oracle Corp on Wednesday backed a bipartisan proposal in the US Congress that would make it easier to penalise operators of websites that facilitate online sex trafficking.

TECH 14 Sep 2017 | 1:30 AM

Internet hindering fight against human trafficking: experts

The anonymity afforded by the Internet – especially in the Dark Web – is hindering efforts by organizations to fight human trafficking, especially the sexual exploitation of minors, experts from key groups said.

TECH 16 Sep 2017 | 4:00 AM

Google and Facebook fret over anti-prostitution bill’s fallout

Google and Facebook Inc are among companies opposing a Senate bill aimed at squelching online trafficking of children, a stance that makes the Silicon Valley giants uneasy allies of a website accused of providing an advertising platform for teen prostitution.