Global: UK Royal, US Ambassador Tout Tech Tools to Tackle Human Trafficking

Reuters

Britain’s Princess Eugenie and U.S. anti-trafficking Ambassador John Richmond joined forces on Monday, calling for technologies from smartphone apps to blockchain to disrupt the modern-day slave trade as more victims worldwide are exploited online. From recruiting and advertising on social media platforms to controlling victims via their mobile phones and laundering money using cryptocurrencies, modern technology has transformed the business of trafficking, experts told a conference in Austria.

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