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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 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 18 Sep 2014 | 2:20 PM

China to crack down on trafficking in "foreign brides"

Chinese police will clamp down on websites that sell men group tours to meet "foreign brides" in South-East Asian countries, as the practice leads to human trafficking and prostitution, the state-run China Daily reported.

TECH 04 May 2016 | 6:30 AM

App to identify poorest girls in India can help prevent trafficking: charity

A tablet-based application that helps to identify some of the poorest girls in eastern India has the potential to prevent human trafficking, early marriage and child labour, according to a charity which has developed the app.

TECH 29 Feb 2016 | 11:30 PM

New technology aims to speedily repatriate South Asia's trafficked children

Charities in South Asia are piloting new software which aims to speed up the repatriation of rescued victims of human trafficking who have been smuggled from countries such as Nepal and Bangladesh and forced into slavery in India.