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Technology For Good
August 25, 2022

Safer Impact Report

Our Progress Towards Eliminating CSAM with Safer At Thorn, we’re on a mission to create a safer internet for children, beginning with the elimination of child sexual abuse material (CSAM). In 2021, with the help of our industry tool, Safer,…
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Technology For Good
January 6, 2022

Thorn CEO Julie Cordua: My vision for 2022

“​​A world where every child can simply be a kid—where they can live connected lives without being sexually exploited or revictimized.” This is a key message from what I call Thorn’s guiding star: the vision by which we navigate this…
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NewsTechnology For Good
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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NewsTechnology For Good
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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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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