BBC: How Silicon Valley enables online slave markets

BBC: How Silicon Valley enables online slave markets. “Drive around the streets of Kuwait and you won’t see these women. They are behind closed doors, deprived of their basic rights, unable to leave and at risk of being sold to the highest bidder. But pick up a smartphone and you can scroll through thousands of their pictures, categorised by race, and available to buy for a few thousand dollars.”

UCI News: UCI co-leads project adding 11,400 intra-American journeys to Slave Voyages database

UCI News: UCI co-leads project adding 11,400 intra-American journeys to Slave Voyages database. “Blending the power of big data and history, an expanded and redesigned version of Slave Voyages – one of the most utilized resources in the digital humanities – is now available. Housing both trans-Atlantic and intra-American slave trade databases, the Slave Voyages website illuminates the ubiquity of the slave trade from the 16th century to the 19th century. A research team co-led by the University of California, Irvine focused on the intra-American database, adding 11,400 records on slave voyages within the Americas – stretching from Boston to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and involving both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.”

New Hampshire Public Radio: Was Your Seafood Caught With Slave Labor? New Database Helps Retailers Combat Abuse

New Hampshire Public Radio: Was Your Seafood Caught With Slave Labor? New Database Helps Retailers Combat Abuse. “The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, known best for its red, yellow and green sustainable seafood-rating scheme, is unveiling its first Seafood Slavery Risk Tool on Thursday. It’s a database designed to help corporate seafood buyers assess the risk of forced labor, human trafficking and hazardous child labor in the seafood they purchase.”

Economic Times: India builds game-changing database to track human trafficking

Economic Times: India builds game-changing database to track human trafficking. “A charity in New Delhi is building India’s first online database of human trafficking cases in a bid to plug a massive information gap and help law enforcers clean up the epicentre of the modern slave trade. India is home to more slaves than any other in the world, yet a lack of crime data is hindering efforts to understand the organised networks that are buying, selling and exploiting women and children for personal profit.”