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April 14, 2023

Ashton Kutcher Discusses EU Child Safety Legislation with Parliament

To help the public – especially those in the EU with a stake in protecting children – better understand the importance of new legislation and rally behind it, Thorn co-founder Ashton Kutcher spoke passionately about the scale of CSAM and…
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November 17, 2022

Open letter to the European Union

70+ organisations mark the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse
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May 31, 2022

Open Letter: Thorn and 90+ Organizations Welcome the EU’s Proposal to Prevent and Combat Child Sexual Abuse

On May 11, the European Commission released a proposed Regulation laying down rules to prevent and combat child sexual abuse. It is timely and historic, not just for Europe but for the world. When passed, this legislation has the potential…
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March 18, 2022

New Report Shows an Increased Effort by Tech Companies to Detect CSAM on the Internet

If you’re following Thorn’s work, you know the critical role that tech companies play in identifying and reporting child sexual abuse material (CSAM) on their platforms. Today, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) released its annual overview…
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January 27, 2022

How the European Union can lead in combating the spread of CSAM

54% of children across the world have experienced at least one harmful sexual encounter online. That’s one of the many startling statistics from WeProtect’s most recent Global Threat Assessment report, coming from a survey of 5,000 respondents now aged 18-20.…
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September 3, 2021

Thorn statement on Apple’s pause of implementing child safety measures

We’re disappointed in Apple’s decision to pause its work to implement child safety features without providing a new roadmap or timeline for implementation. Our expectation of Apple is that they publish a detailed timeline and clear deliverables to demonstrate how…
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August 5, 2021

Apple’s expanded child protections and the future of digital child protection

Today we commend Apple as a global technology leader in taking a critical first step in announcing their commitment to identify and report CSAM within encrypted environments— and detailing the technology they'll use to do so.
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April 14, 2021

Searching for a child in a private world: Thorn VP of External Affairs speaks at TEDxWarwick

        “Private spaces are not always inherently good for children,” was something a friend of mine said to me a few years back.  I had no idea at the time just how prescient this statement was. Today…
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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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A letter from CEO Julie Cordua
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December 18, 2020

Building technology to serve every child in 2020 and beyond

Friend, Nearly a decade of scrappy growth has taught us a lot about how to work with uncertainty — how to thrive in it. There wasn’t a playbook when we founded Thorn almost a decade ago.  We knew there was…
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