Web intelligence to help combat human trafficking of children

Cobwebs Technologies is partnering with the National Child Protection Task Force (NCPTF) to help tackle the trafficking of children.

Jun 28, 2023
By Paul Jacques

By providing access to its web intelligence platform, Cobwebs Technologies says it is offering NCPTF “invaluable resources, intelligence and guidance in their pursuit to find missing and exploited children online”.

“Sadly, children fall victim to human trafficking and exploitation every day,” said Udi Levy, chief executive officer and co-founder of Cobwebs Technologies, the specialist in artificial intelligence (AI)-powered open-source intelligence (OSINT).

“Traffickers prey on our young, often enlisting their peers to befriend or recruit them, and much of this recruitment is done online.

“Cobwebs is proud to provide NCPTF valuable intelligence that will aid in identifying potential predators and hidden connections by using our investigative platform.

“Through this partnership, we join NCPTF in its aim to create a world where our youth wake up to experience childhood, feel safe and end each day looking forward to tomorrow.”

NCPTF is a non-profit organisation founded to provide detectives, analysts and officers access to investigative expertise and resources that are unavailable or under-funded in most law enforcement organisations. The members of its Task Force volunteer their time on human trafficking, child exploitation and missing persons cases.

Kevin Metcalf, chief executive officer of NCPTF, said: “Cobwebs pulls a variety of data sources together into a powerful intelligence platform. This platform is one of the most valuable tools in the fight against human trafficking and exploitation when identifying those who hide in the darkness and prey upon our most vulnerable.

“We appreciate Cobwebs’ support in being a voice for those who don’t have one, and we look forward to a very successful partnership.

“Cobwebs’ web investigation platform is a powerful OSINT solution that searches online activity, collecting and analysing data from endless digital channels – from the open, deep and dark web.

“It provides a complete picture of complex illicit ecosystems often used for human trafficking purposes. Together, Cobwebs and NCPTF will be able to harness this AI to create a safer world for children.”

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