* Traffickers quick to adapt online to groom victims * Law enforcers struggling to track and prosecute online abuse * Campaigners want more public awareness campaigns for youngsters By Alex Whiting LONDON, Nov 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Nicole was aged 17 and her mother was sent to prison for white collar crimes, she met a man on Facebook who offered to take care of her.But instead of looking after her, he sold Nicole to men across the United States from Texas to Washington D. It was only when she was in her early 20s, after being badly injured in a vicious rape, that she was finally able to escape sex work. Traffickers worldwide are increasingly using social media to contact vulnerable teenagers and sell them into sex work, quick to adopt the latest online platforms popular with teenagers that has created new challenges for law enforcement agencies.Just as spoken words only hang in the air long enough for ears to hear them, these images last just long enough to be seen (or more accurately, for 24 hours) and then they disappear.Navigating the app also works a little differently here.Powell, accompanying Nicole to the Trust Women conference on trafficking and women's rights this week run by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, said a growing trend in the United States is to use Whats App or Snapchat where messages evaporate over time."In some cases you have really stupid traffickers who leave mountains and mountains of email trails," said Powell.You have 24 hours to decide if you want to Align with any of your matches.
It's a whole different ballgame." Europol, the European Union's police agency, said social media and other online technology have not only taken the recruitment and selling process off the streets but also allow traffickers to control victims using remote surveillance. To the 310 million monthly active Snapchat users, many of whom are in their teens and early 20s: Sorry, but old people are about to crash your party. And that is exactly why the app is exploding in use, even recently overtaking Twitter in terms of daily users.(I'm not even 40, and I'm one of them.) To the hip kids who have grown up with the four-year-old short video sharing app: It is with regrets that admittedly I may even incorrectly explain some of how this service—with its myriad of odd features—works. A social network where people share photos and short videos for just 24 hours, Snapchat is the answer to the Internet's problem of never forgetting.Although FYI, you do have to be Indian to join - just before you dive right in.A comprehensive astrology dating app, based on your horoscope and the way your planets are aligned. Every day, you receive a new constellation of potential matches which refreshes at midnight.