The illicit networks that cross the globe are tied into a number of activities. Human trafficking, drugs, and the arms trade are just pieces of a much larger puzzle. Google Ideas, and by extension Google, has been looking at how we can collectively go about leveraging our intelligence and technology to help the world better combat these operations. The recent Illicit Networks: Forces in Opposition, or INFO, summit from the group has led to Google creating a haunting interactive visualization of the global arms trade as a reference tool.
Google’s non-profit arm announced its Global Impact Awards program last December and has has announced three organizations that would be receiving $3M in grants. All of these organizations are focused on setting up human trafficking... Read Post
Jared Cohen, the director of Google Ideas, talks with Fast Company about illicit networks, reforming extremists, and how illegal arms dealers use the web. How do human smugglers use the Internet? What are drug dealers doing with Gma... Read Post