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April 14, 2021

Two years after TED, we stand at a critical moment in the fight to eliminate CSAM

  Two years ago, I stepped onto the TED stage to deliver a message about what my team at Thorn was working on:  “We're building the technology to connect these dots, to arm everyone on the front lines — law…
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CommunityTechnology For Good
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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Community
November 30, 2020

How to support Thorn for the 2020 holiday season

When we talk about a world where every child can be safe, curious, and happy, that world includes time with their families, playing games, and eating good food. As we approach the end of a trying and revealing year, we're…
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News
November 19, 2020

Encryption trend threatens child safety gains

Today, Google announced plans to begin rolling out encryption for Android Messages. As experts working at the intersection of technology and child protection, we understand the real-world impact of this decision will be a step backwards in child safety. The…
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NewsTechnology For Good
April 30, 2020

A letter from our CEO: Julie Cordua on Thorn’s response to COVID-19

I hope all of our community members reading this are healthy and staying safe. Over the past months, as COVID-19 has spread around the world and impacted all of our lives, here at Thorn we’ve been focused on how these…
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NewsThorn Team
March 19, 2020

Working Remotely: Here’s what we’ve learned after 8 years

Tips for working from home from Thorn, a remote-first organization Eight years ago, when Thorn was founded, we challenged ourselves to find the best talent to support this mission, regardless of geography. It was this decision that led us to…
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Child Sexual Abuse MaterialNews
March 5, 2020

Here’s what you need to know about The New York Times podcasts on CSAM

The Daily, a podcast from the New York Times, recently produced two episodes on the state of child sexual abuse material on the Internet which were the culmination of months of reporting. It’s a hard story to tell, but we…
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NewsTechnology For Good
February 11, 2020

Meet the new anti-grooming tool from Microsoft, Thorn, and our partners

What you should know about this new anti-grooming technique   Technology is a powerful tool—one we can decide to use to keep children safe online. At Thorn, we believe in building a world where children can interact with technology and…
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Community
November 25, 2019

How to Support Thorn this 2019 Holiday Season

When we talk about a world where every child can be safe, curious, and happy, that world includes time with their families, playing games, and eating good food. As we head into the end-of-year rush, we hope you’ll bring Thorn…
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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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