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