Microsoft team awards grants to help combat human trafficking through technology
Earlier this year we were honored to share the news that the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit had partnered with NetClean to help international law enforcement agencies find, report and eliminate child pornography online using PhotoDNA technology. Today, we’re excited to share more news about another amazing effort that aims to make our world safer through technology.
The Digital Crimes Unit and Microsoft Research have awarded six research teams grants totaling $185,000 to “advance deeper understanding of the role of technology in human trafficking,” particularly as it relates to the child sex trade. More information on the awards, including a list of the recipients, can be found on the Microsoft on the Issues and Microsoft Research blogs:
Congratulations to the awardees, and thank you to Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit and Microsoft Research for supporting advanced innovation to combat online child exploitation.
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Jennifer Steele, Senior Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector | 19 June 2012