Monday, May 6, 2013

Google contributes to the big data battle against human trafficking


When we think of slavery, we think of something that has been eradicated from modern civilization. But the fact remains that nearly 21 million people around the world are effectively enslaved.
Despite being illegal, human trafficking flourishes as a $32 billion industry that is abetted by sophisticated use of technology. The hope is that technology can also be used against the traffickers in the form of big data solutions. Read more in Fighting Human Trafficking With Big Data