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Global Emancipation Network
Law enforcementChild sexual abuse investigators
Global Emancipation Network is excited to announce the latest counter-trafficking tool in our arsenal: Artemis. We teamed up with our friends at Splunk, Accenture, and Graphistry to produce a first-of-its-kind trafficking content classifier. Artemis is a proactive, automated solution for counter-human trafficking stakeholders to increase efficiency in investigations and disruptions by identifying high-risk establishments, individuals, and content. Our initial pilot focused on the illicit massage industry, categorizing massage businesses based on customer activity, staffing, location, services offered, imagery, and disciplinary actions. Using this data and advanced analytics, we created risk scores and tiers for targeted action.
Project VIC International
By working with local law enforcement, KATALYST will improve forensic and victim identification capabilities, and facilitate collaboration between national law enforcement teams and international partners to ensure the safety of children online.
Spotlight is a web-based application that helps law enforcement prioritize leads in their sex trafficking investigations. There are over 150,000 escort ads posted daily; Spotlight takes this massive amount of data and turns it into an asset for law enforcement. To date Spotlight has helped law enforcement identify an average of 8 children per day and has saved up to 60% of critical investigative time.
Global Emancipation Network
Law enforcementChild sexual abuse investigators
Global Emancipation Network grants Minerva access to organizations with valid counter-trafficking missions in order to host and explore millions of trafficking-related data records and use customized search, alerting, geo-location and other platform capabilities. Using Splunk Enterprise and third-party integrated technologies, Minerva protects case-sensitive information and monitors usage patterns to help keep user information private, safe and secure. Leading public, private and nonprofit organizations have already been accepted to the platform as early users. Minerva is equipped with data-processing capabilities to extract and organize information from a variety of data sources. Capabilities include: Advertisement analysis: Analyzes advertisements from the deep and open web, where most trafficking cases originate, and extracts data such as user, location, account and other identifying information. Image processing tools: Processes images of victims to reduce the time users spend analyzing photographs and manually linking them to advertisements. Minerva integrates image analysis tools to tag photographs with characteristics to expedite database search, and reverse image search to identify similar images. Text analysis tools and natural language processing: Extracts text in images from advertisements and flags correlations with missing persons reports and other valuable information. Multi-tenant system informing trend analysis: Allows all Minerva users to store their information securely on the same database at the same time, enabling secure, multi-agency collaboration on shared investigations.
Law enforcementContent moderators
Rekognition Image is an image recognition service that detects objects, scenes, and faces; extracts text; recognizes celebrities; and identifies inappropriate content in images. It also allows you to search and compare faces. Rekognition Image is based on the same deep learning technology developed by Amazon's computer vision scientists to analyze billions of images daily for Prime Photos. This service only requires users to pay for the number of images, or minutes of video, being analyzed and the face data being stored for facial recognition_ There are no minimum fees or upfront commitmenim. Rekognition Video is a video recognition service that extracts motion-based context from stored or live-stream videos and allows them to be analysed. It detects activities; understands the movement of people in frame: and recognizes objects, celebrities, and inappropriate content in videos stored in Amazon S3 and live video streams from Acuity. Rekognition Video also detects persons and tracks them through the video even when their faces are not visible, or as the whole person might go in and out of the scene_ For example r this could be used in an application that sends a real time notification when someone delivers a package to your door. Rekognition Video allows you also to index metadata, like objects, activities, scene, celebrities, and faces to simply video search. With Amazon Rekognition, you only pay for the number of images, or minutes of video, you analyze and the face data you store for facial recognition. There are no minimum fees or upfront commitments.
CameraForensics is an online portal allowing users to search for other images on the internet taken with a particular camera to support victim identification investigations. This tool also supports searching geographically for similar and identical images and for various metadata elements. All with the intent of helping investigators link covert and overt (public) personas on the internet. The tool is available via an online user interface and also via a number of products such as Griffeye Analyze, or as a fully integrated solution for agency or country-level databases (via API).
Clearview AI acts as a search engine of publicly available images – now more than ten billion -- to support investigative and identification processes by providing for highly accurate facial recognition across all demographic groups. Similar to other search engines, which pull and compile publicly available data from across the Internet into an easily searchable universe, Clearview AI compiles only publicly available images from across the Internet into a proprietary image database to be used in combination with Clearview AI's facial recognition technology. When a Clearview AI user uploads an image, Clearview AI’s proprietary technology processes the image and returns links to publicly available images that contain faces similar to the person pictured in the uploaded image.
TraffickCam allows anyone with a smartphone to fight sex trafficking when they travel by uploading photos of hotel rooms to a law enforcement database. Photos uploaded to the free TraffickCam app are added to an enormous database of hotel room images. Federal, state and local law enforcement securely submit photos of hotel rooms used in the advertisement of sex trafficking victims to TraffickCam. Features such as patterns in the carpeting, furniture, room accessories and window views are matched against the database of traveler images to provide law enforcement with a list of potential hotels where the photo may have been taken to identify location of victims.
Luxand's technology detects facial features quickly and reliably. The SOK processes an image, detect-s human faces within it, and returns the coordinates of 70 facial feature points including eyes, eye contours, eyebrows, Iip contours, nose tip, and so on.
Qumodo Discover is a search engine for evidence. This technology uses AI to intelligently find connections within digital data at a web scale where users can query the system with an image, and it will find other images containing the same places, people, faces and objects. It has been tested with more than 100 million images and validated in a victim ID environment, with child sexual exploitation and abuse (CSEA). content
S21 Laseri-v is a specialist tool for the mass categorization and analysis of child sexual abuse (CSA) videos. LASERi-v (Videos) contains proprietary workflows and algorithms to perform victim identification and investigation. The application is fully customisable, Project VIC premier certified and used by Police forces across the world for the investigation of child sexual abuse and other major crime types. (S2i LASERi-v (Videos) is available as part of the S2i LASERi suite).
The S2i Laseri Suite is a specialist tool for the mass categorization and analysis of child sexual abuse imagery (CSAI) and animation. LASERi-p Pictures) contains proprietary workflows and algorithms to perform victim identification and quality investigations. The application is fully customisable, Project VIC premier certified and used by police forces across the world for the investigation of child sexual abuse and other major crime types. (S21 LASERi-p (Pictures) is available as part of the S21 LASERi suite).
Cease.AI for Law Enforcement helps reduce investigator workloads and reduce mental stress by sorting, flagging and removing non-CSAM, allowing investigators to focus their efforts on new child abuse images. investigators upload case images, run their hash lists to eliminate known material, then let the AI identify, suggest a label, and prioritize images that contain previously uncatalogued CSAM.
Freedom Signal is an online platform to help advocates develop ongoing relationships with through texting. We enable direct service organizations to send targeted text-based outreach to potential victims identified through web scraping. When a potential victim replies, it enables advocates to build trust with vulnerable populations in acute crisis. Freedom Signal’s outreach technology was designed by software engineers and survivors of online sex trafficking to address the specific needs of this population, while ensuring a safe, direct channel of communication.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)
NCMEC offer the Law Enforcement Services Portal (LESP) which serves as a resource and access to several resources of NCMEC directly from the field. One feature is the Hash Query section, in which law enforcement officers in the field may query hash values from active investigations against the NCMEC system to learn if NCMEC knows the child depicted to be identified, and/or whether that hash value has been seen at NCMEC before. CRIS is the internal image and video file catalog used by NCMEC's Child Victim Identification Program. This system allows analysts to review and tag files in bulk in support of prosecution efforts, notating which files contain children identified through previous law enforcement investigations. In addition, this tool assists the analysts in linking files and cases in support of victim identification efforts.