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Google’s Visualization of the Global Arms Trade is Haunting

2 years agoOdd : Geekosystem

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.
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How Google Fights Terrorists And Human Traffickers

Business & Finance : Fast Company (2 years ago)

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

Google Gives $3M Global Impact Award Grant To Three Organizations To Support “Global Human Trafficking Hotline”

Technology : TechCrunch (last year)

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

Google takes on drug cartels, human trafficking and other illicit industries

Technology : The Next Web Blog (2 years ago)

In a move that is right off its “don’t be evil” bat, Google has turned its attention to helping the fight against drug cartels, human trafficking and other illicit industries through its latest Google... Read Post


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