"“The next billion users”: about the online lives of millions of people in China, India, Brazil, and across the Middle East—home to most of the world’s internet users. These non-Western people constitute a bigger population and spend twice the amount of time online. What does that mean to the industry of online media and technology? How does this transform the industry? What these people are doing online is not what we ""Western"" people imagine. Why do citizens of states with strict surveillance policies appear to care so little about their digital privacy? Why do Brazilians eschew geotagging on social media? What drives young Indians to friend “foreign” strangers on Facebook and give “missed calls” to people? This lecture reveals habits of use bound to intrigue everyone from casual internet users to developers of global digital platforms to organizations seeking to reach the next billion internet users.
Human trafficking and smuggling represent great challenges for the world we live in. It's the most painful and yet prevalent injustice of our time. Given the hidden nature of human trafficking, it is almost impossible to understand the full scope and scale of the issue. The real number of victims of human trafficking are much higher than what we know of. How can we find victims of human trafficking we otherwise could not detect?