LONDON - For Filipina teenager Ruby, a Facebook message offering a job in a cyber cafe across the country seemed too good to be true. It was. Days later, the 16-year-old orphan was dragged in front of a webcam by her new employers and forced to perform sex acts for clients - becoming another captive in the growing global slave trade to be lured, trapped and abused through technology. "It was like a bomb exploded ... I had been totally fooled," Ruby, now 21, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation at the back of an empty church in Tagaytay city in the Philippines. "I felt degraded and disgusted - I blamed myself," she said. "I was forced to do things you could not imagine a 16-year-old having to endure." Webcam slavery: tech turns Filipino families into cybersex child traffickers Modern technology - be it mundane messaging apps or complex cryptocurrencies - is fuelling the modern-day slave trade by enabling traffickers to ensnare more victims, expand their illicit empires, and outfox law … [Read more...] about News Chasing shadows: can technology save the slaves it snared?