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Child Sexual Abuse Material

Child Sexual Abuse MaterialNews
October 15, 2019

The Time is Now: We Can Eliminate Child Sexual Abuse from the Internet

We know that the hard facts about child pornography are devastating. So why are we so optimistic? Because we’ve spent the past five years building strategies, partnerships, and technology to ensure that we will never be so far behind again.…
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Child Sexual Abuse Material
October 9, 2019

Scale of the Problem: How Technology Has Changed the Landscape

Our work does not exist in isolation — we rely on strong relationships with a broad ecosystem of partners, all of whom share our dedication to defending children from sexual abuse. Our initiative to eliminate child sexual abuse material (child…
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Child Sexual Abuse Material
October 8, 2019

A Q&A with Law Enforcement Investigating Child Sexual Exploitation

Our work does not exist in isolation — we rely on strong relationships with a broad ecosystem of partners, all of whom share our dedication to defending children from sexual abuse. Our initiative to eliminate child sexual abuse material (child…
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Child Sexual Abuse Material
October 7, 2019

Scale of the Problem: Putting Technology to Work on Behalf of Vulnerable Kids

Our work does not exist in isolation — we rely on strong relationships with a broad ecosystem of partners, all of whom share our dedication to defending children from sexual abuse. Our initiative to eliminate child sexual abuse material (child…
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Child Sexual Abuse Material
April 17, 2019

A Bold Goal: Eliminating Child Sexual Abuse from the Internet

Julie Cordua, CEO of Thorn, on setting big goals, TED and The Audacious Project — At Thorn, our vision has always been clear, but the path has not. At every step, we have learned and encountered new challenges that have…
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Child Sex TraffickingChild Sexual Abuse Material
June 22, 2017

Fight Child Sexual Exploitation Today: Be an Advocate

Here at Thorn, one part of our work is equipping law enforcement with the technology they need to help identify children exploited through sex trafficking or child sexual abuse imagery faster. This work would not be possible without the policies…
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Philip Holzenspies
Child Sexual Abuse MaterialTechnology For Good
May 23, 2016

Child Safety Solutions: Hackathon Elevates Image Hashing

Philip Hölzenspies is a Software Engineer at Facebook. He also works to maintain the platform’s PhotoDNA infrastructure, which helps accelerate the identification, removal and reporting of child abuse imagery. In the (online) Child Safety space, tech companies get to forget…
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hashing
Child Sexual Abuse MaterialPartnersTechnology For Good
April 12, 2016

Introduction to Hashing: A Powerful Tool to Detect Child Sex Abuse Imagery Online

Last month, Thorn Digital Defender Del Harvey wrote about Twitter’s use of PhotoDNA, a technology developed by Microsoft that computes hash values of child sexual abuse material (CSAM). The tool applies a unique fingerprint to identify an individual photo to…
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Child Sexual Abuse MaterialDeterrence
October 20, 2015

Stop It Now Campaign Works to Deter Child Abuse Imagery

Worldwide, individuals use the Internet to find child sexual abuse material and connect with others who share their sexual interest in children. This behavior occurs under an assumed level of anonymity, and although some may recognize that this behavior is…
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