human trafficking

Sea Crime

Satellites Are Zeroing in on Poachers and Traffickers in the ‘Outlaw Ocean’

Some vessels use ocean rendezvous to exchange contraband, and even captive crew. But big data tools are finding new ways to track these activities from outer space.
Becky Ferreira
6.8.18
Backpage

How a ‘Human Trafficking’ Narrative Was Used to Kill Backpage

Carl Ferrer, Backpage co-founder and CEO, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to facilitate prostitution.
Samantha Cole
4.13.18
Border Lines

Radio Motherboard: Burner Phones in the Borderlands

An undocumented migrant tells us about trying to cross the US-Mexico border remotely, with smugglers guiding him over the phone.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
4.14.16
Border Lines

Remote Control

A Motherboard investigation on burner phones and human smuggling in the US-Mexico borderlands.
Brian Anderson
4.14.16
Border Lines

The One Thing Walls Can't Stop

The tactical position Border Patrol assumes may not be against individual migrants or even smugglers. It's against creativity itself.
Kimball Taylor
4.14.16
Border Lines

We Met a Sinaloa Cartel Boss and One of His Human Traffickers

Comanche and Juan are almost invisible, which seems to be the point.
Brian Anderson
4.14.16
Border Lines

This Is What Illegally Crossing the US-Mexico Border Four Times Looks Like

No two border crossings are alike.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
4.14.16
Border Lines

The One-Stop Smuggling Town

Welcome to Altar, Sonora, Mexico, the Wal-Mart of human trafficking.
Brian Anderson and Camilo Salas
4.14.16
Border Lines

Burner Phones in the Borderlands: A Glossary

A handy guide to the vocabulary of human trafficking.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
4.14.16
Internet

My Brief Encounter with a Dark Web 'Human Trafficking' Site

"Nice try Europol."
Joseph Cox
7.27.15