Are you aware about what Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit is doing to combat Human Trafficking?
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Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit and Microsoft Research announced the recipients of the RFP we announced in December. It was announced that six research teams were awarded grants totaling $185,000 to advance deeper understanding of the role of technology in human trafficking in the advertising and selling of children and the use of technology by “johns” in the child sex trade.
Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit and Microsoft Research hope is that the research funded by these grants yields valuable data about the role technology plays in child sex trafficking, with the ultimate goal of developing technology to address the problem.
More information about such news can be found on the Microsoft on the Issues blog at: http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_on_the_issues/archive/2012/06/13/microsoft-names-research-grant-recipients-in-fight-against-child-sex-trafficking.aspx
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