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James, Thorn Staff

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Our Bold Goal
March 24, 2021

Thorn’s 2020 impact

Thorn’s impact in 2020 was only possible because of you — our partners, our supporters, and everyone working on the front lines to ensure children can be safe, curious, and happy online. And while our latest impact report tells an…
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December 28, 2020

20 things from 2020 we’re grateful for

2020 has been a year unlike any other—and chances are, unlike any year we’ll see for some time to come (fingers crossed). I’m not going to list all the things 2020 is already known for—you’ve heard plenty about those already.…
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Technology For Good
August 13, 2020

How Safer’s detection technology stops the spread of CSAM

Did you miss the big news? Last month we announced that Safer, Thorn’s first commercial product, is officially out of beta. Safer is the first comprehensive solution for companies hosting user-generated content to identify, remove, and report child sexual abuse…
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Technology For Good
May 4, 2020

Build the world you believe in with Thorn

Have you ever been stopped in your tracks and humbled to know you played a small part in something really big? At Thorn, we felt that way last Monday when we received a note from Flickr, a photo-sharing site using…
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April 20, 2020

Keeping your kids safe online in the age of COVID: Usable tips for parents

As a parent, I’m concerned. Not only am I worried about my family’s health in the midst of a once-in-a-century pandemic, but I’m figuring out how to run a school out of my dining room, learning how to work with…
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Life at Thorn
March 27, 2020

Working Remotely: Building a strong, effective engineering team while distributed

Tips for building, managing, and maintaining engineering teams in a remote-first environment   As a result of the current health crisis sweeping the world, we are a society that has gone virtual overnight. For many companies, engineering teams that were…
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