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NewsSurvivors
January 24, 2018

160+ Reasons to Keep Fighting

Working in this space, I spend a lot of my time speaking about the myths that surround offender typologies. Educating others that the sexual abuse of children knows no bounds. It isn’t something that is just happening in the shadows…
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Child Sex TraffickingNews
July 6, 2017

Human Trafficking Policy: The Latest From DC

Thorn kicked off our work in DC with a bang — with a testimony from our co-founder’s before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. We may be the new kids on the block, but we have some big goals to educate…
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News
February 14, 2017

Clarity & Focus in 2017

Failing is hard.  Really hard when you fail to help an abused child.  This is the type of failure that keeps you up at night, and it’s the type that clarifies our purpose. (more…)
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News
November 1, 2016

Spotlight Supports Cross-Agency Collaboration in Operation Cross Country X

The FBI’s Operation Cross Country is a cross agency—and now cross border—operation that focuses on recovering underage victims of sex trafficking and raising public awareness. This year’s Operation Cross Country aided in the recovery of 82 juveniles (the youngest U.S.…
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NewsSurvivors
October 6, 2016

Audrie & Daisy: Stop the Shame of Sextortion and Sexual Assault

Last month, the documentary Audrie & Daisy arrived on Netflix. It tells the story of the sexual assault of two teenage girls, Audrie Pott and Daisy Coleman. While each girl has a unique story, they share a common experience in…
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NewsResearch
June 17, 2016

Sextortion: An Untold Story

As Thorn’s Program Manager, I lead research initiatives that deepen our understanding of child sexual exploitation and help inform our partners across the tech industry, law enforcement and NGOs. Last summer, we launched a new research project to better understand…
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NewsPartnersTechnology For Good
May 17, 2016

Hackathon Creates Tech Solutions for Child Safety

Greg Clark is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft and participated in the recent Child Safety Hackathon at Facebook. As someone who has spent his entire career thus far working in technology, I’ve always looked for opportunities to use my…
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Thorn 2015 Impact Report
NewsTechnology For Good
April 7, 2016

Announcing the Thorn 2015 Impact Report

Every day, we wake up, get to work and think about how we can get the right people in the right rooms so that we can save children from exploitation. (more…)
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Child Sex TraffickingNewsPartnersSuccess In the Field
February 22, 2016

Collaborative Technology Aids Super Bowl Trafficking Sting

On February 4th, I flew out to the San Francisco Bay Area to support our law enforcement partners in Super Bowl sting operations. In addition to other methods, officers used the anti-human trafficking tool we developed with Digital Reasoning, called…
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NewsTechnology For Good
November 12, 2015

Announcing: Thorn’s San Francisco Innovation Lab

The core mission of our work at Thorn revolves around using innovative technology to end the sexual exploitation of children. That’s why today we’re very proud to announce the launch of the Innovation Lab — a new think tank in…
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