An advanced deep web search engine is helping the U.S. Department of Defense find and monitor human traffickers and other groups of people online. The DOD’s Memex deep web search engine uses a technology called Rescue Forensics that can be used to search for people who traffic in the human sex slave and prostitution trade as well as other nefarious groups of persons.
Information retrieved from the DOD’s Memex search has been used to prosecute criminals in the past. Rescue Forensics is an advanced computer forensics technology that is currently owned by a company called IST Research.
It is estimated that more then 21 million people worldwide are currently living in some type of forced servitude or slavery situation.
Deep web search engines like Memex can be used to index and search parts of the web that traditional search engines like Google ignore. The deep web and dark web are areas of the internet where people often engage in all sorts of illicit and illegal activity.
Memex also uses computer algorithms from organizations outside of the DOD to search for connections and red flags that indicate illegal activity among organizations and groups of people online.
The Memex deep web search platform uses artificial intelligence to recognize common phone numbers, email addresses, user IDs and wording used by illegal organizations and uses those common pieces of digital information to find and track people online.
The Memex search engine and the supporting search technologies that it uses to collect vast amounts of data on people and organizations is helping federal and local law enforcement fight human trafficking, forced prostitution and other illegal activities worldwide.