Saint Louis University Computer Scientist Uses Image Recognition to Combat Human Trafficking

Travelers Encouraged to Share Hotel Images to Help Stop Traffickers and Rescue Victims

ST. LOUIS – Human traffickers regularly post photographs of their victims posed in hotel rooms for online ads. As COVID-19 restrictions and quarantines continue to lift around the world, one Saint Louis University researcher reminds travelers that …

MPI’s WEC Enlists Planners to Combat Human Trafficking

Michelle Guelbart, Director of Private Sector Engagement, ECPAT-USA, Onstage at WEC 2018. One of the hot topics at MPI’s WEC 2018 in Indianapolis is sex trafficking, as it relates to the travel industry.

Michelle Guelbart, Director of Private Sector Engagement, ECPAT-USA, Onstage at WEC 2018

Michelle Guelbart, director of private sector engagement for ECPAT-USA, detailed some of the signs and ways

Ending Sex Trafficking? There’s an App for That

You can join the fight against sex trafficking just by uploading a picture.

Nowadays, there isn’t much we can’t do with our cell phones. Modern technology has enabled us to order food, book vacations, call a private driver… and even help rescue victims of sex trafficking.

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Cybersecurity needs women

Safeguarding our lives online requires skills and experiences that lie beyond masculine stereotypes of the hacker and soldier, says Winifred R. Poster.

Computer hacking is becoming more widespread and damaging. Headlines highlight attacks on government agencies, political campaign offices, financial institutions and big corporations. But citizens and consumers are paying

WBBJ-TV: United Way volunteers use technology to combat human trafficking

JACKSON, Tenn. — The United Way of West Tennessee is lending a helping hand to authorities in the fight against human trafficking.

Hotel rooms across the country are being used as safe havens for human traffickers and their victims. One snap at a time, volunteers are using their …

Volunteers teach AI to spot slavery sites from satellite images

Online volunteers are helping to track slavery from space. A new crowdsourcing project aims to identify South Asian brick kilns – frequently the site of forced labour – in satellite images.

This data will then be used to train machine learning algorithms to automatically recognize brick kilns in satellite imagery.

What can you do about the human trafficking crisis?

Today, July 30, is the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.

But what is Human Trafficking and why should you care? And what can you do, personally, to help?

Human trafficking is considered to be modern day slavery.

There are an estimated 27 million adults and 13 million children around …

3 Ways Technology is Fighting Trafficking

O.U.R. is grateful for all of the organizations and community members that are fighting to end human trafficking. Lately, there have been some amazing breakthroughs in technology that are helping to rescue children from trafficking situations.

It is always fascinating to see how people use their talents to come up


March 1, 2017

FIRST THOUGHT:Fighting for Women’s Cyber Civil Rights

We’re going to talk about a difficult subject today: women’s privacy in the age of the internet. Time and again, leaked celebrity photos and videos make national news. But this is not something that only happens to the rich

WSBT22: Berrien County Hotels Join Fight Against Human Trafficking

WSBT22: Berrien County Hotels Join Fight Against Human Trafficking

Hotel owners are hoping to send a clear message to human traffickers– they are not welcome in Berrien County.