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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 we acknowledge online privacy is…
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Technology For Good
March 24, 2021

Thorn’s 2020 impact

Thorn’s impact in 2020 was only possible because of you — our partners, our supporters, and everyone working on the front lines to ensure children can be safe, curious, and happy online. And while our latest impact report tells an…
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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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A letter from CEO Julie Cordua
Technology For Good
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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Technology For Good
July 21, 2020

The road to Safer: Equipping industry to end CSAM

From TED to Today “Determined and nervous. In equal parts.” This is how Thorn CEO Julie Cordua describes feeling as she stood in the wings of the TED stage on April 16 of last year. Thorn was being acknowledged as…
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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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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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NewsTechnology For Good
March 8, 2019

Women Who Inspire Us to Be a Force For Good

We all find a way to get through the tough days, the rough patches, the I’m-not-doing-great-today days. And when we’re taking care of ourselves as we try to build the world we want to live in, we need something to…
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Child Sex TraffickingTechnology For Good
February 7, 2019

What You Can Do Today to Fight Child Sex Trafficking

Our team continues to work to end child sexual exploitation every day, but we can’t do it without your help. This issue needs a lot of committed people in order to effect real change. We need you. Victims and survivors…
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Technology For Good
March 7, 2018

What does it mean to protect innocence?

When I was in elementary school, we had our pictures taken. Not for picture day, but for ID cards for our parents in case we got lost. They took our fingerprints, wrote down our height, weight, eye and hair color.…
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