Chapter 5 -- Human trafficking and the internet
Yu, Sz De
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Yu, Sz De. 2015. Chapter 5 -- Human trafficking and the internet, In: Combating Human Trafficking A Multidisciplinary Approach Edited by Michael J. Palmiotto CRC Press 2014 Pages 61-74
The internet is a large network of smaller networks. It was first created in the 1980s so that various computer networks could communicate with one another through a standardized protocol suite. TCP/IP. Simply put, different computer networks were connected together to form a larger network, which allowed for electronic messaging, such as e-mail and electronic bulletin boards. By the year 2012, the Internet had reached 2,405,000,000 users, a 566% worldwide growth from the year 2000 (Miniwatts Marketing Group 2013). Since the Internet's original purpose was convenience, safety and regulation were not on the top of the developers' list, not until recent years.
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