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February 21, 2024

Thorn and Griffeye Empower Global Law Enforcement to More Quickly Identify Abuse Victims

In the fight against child sexual abuse, law enforcement officers face daunting challenges, not least of which is the overwhelming task of sifting through digital evidence. For any one suspect, investigators might seize phones, laptops, and hard drives containing thousands…
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February 1, 2024

CEOs of Meta, X, TikTok, Snap, and Discord Testify Before Senate Judiciary Committee

“The most important thing to come out of today's hearing was the elevated awareness of online child sexual exploitation and attention to just how pervasive and devastating it is. While we heard various statements from platforms and legislators, the impact…
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January 24, 2024

Thorn’s 2023 Highlights: A Quick Glance

As we embrace the possibilities of 2024, it's both inspiring and humbling to reflect on Thorn's remarkable journey in the past year. Our accomplishments in 2023 were not just milestones; they were transformative steps forward in our mission to defend…
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December 7, 2023

Thorn Urges Meta to Rethink its Messenger Encryption Strategy

At Thorn, our mission is to build technology to defend children from sexual abuse. We believe that both privacy and safety can coexist in online environments and that the creation of safe digital spaces for children can be done in…
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November 10, 2023

Introducing Safer Essential, API-Based CSAM Detection

To reach a wider audience and get this powerful technology into the hands of more platforms to proactively detect known CSAM, we have created Safer Essential.
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September 15, 2023

An Update From Thorn

Thorn addresses child sexual abuse from three focus areas: accelerate victim identification, equip platforms to stop the viral spread of CSAM, and empower the public with resources for youth and their caregivers to navigate digital safety conversations.
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September 7, 2023

Thorn’s 2023 Achievements To Date

Thorn addresses child sexual abuse from three focus areas: accelerate victim identification, equip platforms to stop the viral spread of CSAM, and empower the public with resources for youth and their caregivers to navigate digital safety conversations.
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June 21, 2023

New Technology to Help Companies Keep Young People Safe

Thorn works closely with trust and safety and engineering teams to tailor, train, and evaluate technical solutions to identify and address attempts to groom and exploit a young person.
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June 21, 2023

Rising Awareness and Urgency: Thorn’s Insights from NCMEC’s 2022 CyberTipline Report

In 2022, NCMEC’s CyberTipline received more than 32 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation. This staggering number is more than just a statistic—it represents millions of children actually experiencing abuse.
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May 26, 2023

Generative AI: Now is the Time for Safety By Design

Generative AI represents a true paradigm shift in our ability to create content and ideas, with the potential to have significant implications on the ways in which we work and live. In the child safety ecosystem, generative AI also changes…
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