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The New York Times

Hacks That Help: Using Tech to Fight Child Exploitation →


Why Google engineers worked full-time to combat sex trafficking →

Fast Company

Machine Learning: A New Weapon In The War Against Forced Labor And Human Trafficking →


Watch Ashton Kutcher Give a Passionate Speech Against Human Trafficking →


AI uses bitcoin trail to find and help sex-trafficking victims →


A disturbing look inside the world of online sextortion →


Straight Talk About Sextortion: An Emerging Cybercrime And What You Need To Know →

Computer Weekly

Thorn CEO on using machine learning and tech partnerships to tackle online child sex abuse →


Ashton Kutcher’s Speech At A Senate Hearing To End Modern Slavery Is Powerful For More Reasons Than One →

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