Child Sexual Abuse Material
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April 18, 2016

Eliminating Child Sexual Abuse Material: The Role and Impact of Hash Values

John Shehan is the Vice President of the Exploited Child Division at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. He also serves as Vice President to INHOPE, a network of international hotlines combatting child sexual abuse online, and as…
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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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women in tech
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March 31, 2016

Women in Tech Are Powerful Digital Defenders of Children

In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2016, we kicked off the month of March with a focus on the powerful, inspirational and dedicated women in tech who work with Thorn as Digital Defenders to protect children. (more…)
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protecting children online
PartnersTechnology For Good
March 29, 2016

Women in Tech: How a Summer Job Led to a Career Protecting Children Online

As VP of Trust & Safety at Twitter, Del Harvey leads an international team that works to define policy and to ensure user safety and security in the challenging realm of modern social media. She is also a member of…
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machine learning
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March 24, 2016

Women in Tech: Applying Machine Learning to Stop Abuse on the Dark Web

The following post was submitted by Rebecca Portnoff, who is a Thorn Research Fellow. Rebecca is also a PhD student at UC Berkeley in Computer Science, specializing in Security and Machine Learning. Her dissertation focuses on using Machine Learning and…
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child safety
PartnersTechnology For Good
March 15, 2016

Women in Tech: Dedicating a Career to Online Child Safety

Einat Clarke is a Senior Counsel at Google, the President of the Technology Coalition, Inc., an industry trade association dedicated to eradicating online child sexual exploitation, and a contributor to Thorn’s Tech Task Force. Her blog post is part of…
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digital defenders
PartnersTechnology For Good
March 8, 2016

Women in Tech Join Digital Defenders to Protect Children

When I graduated from college, I was set on becoming a CMO of a Fortune 100 company.  I believed the private sector had the opportunity to create positive change in the world and that was where I wanted to invest…
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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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February 6, 2016

Fighting Child Exploitation Through Intelligent Technology

The following post was submitted by Tim Estes, CEO and Founder of Digital Reasoning, one of our technology partners. Digital Reasoning employs a machine-learning platform that automates the understanding of human communications. In 2000, everyone was starting a business. The…
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