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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hollywood actress Mira Sorvino called on March 5 for more action to be taken against pimps and men buying sex in a bid to end sex trafficking, voicing fears that online pornography and grooming of vulnerable targets were fuelling the problem.
A new online database of human trafficking cases will help Senegal crack down on a rampant crime that is little understood.
The baseless conspiracy theory took off after an anonymous user posed a bizarre question in an Internet chatroom: What if retail giant Wayfair is using pricey storage cabinets to traffic children?
Internet conspiracy theories from furniture companies selling children to face masks aiding kidnappings have led to a surge in calls to human trafficking tiplines, experts said, urging people to not to spread misinformation.
Sheryl Sandberg’s schedule was packed as the Facebook Inc chief operating officer arrived in Portland, Oregon, for a summer forum of state prosecutors who were meeting to talk shop and share ideas with one another.