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Technology For Good

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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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Technology For Good
July 27, 2017

My First 30 Days as a Product Manager at Thorn

Over a year ago, I was introduced to a video highlighting the issue of sex trafficking in my home base of Portland, Oregon. A few minutes in, I recognized areas shown that were not too far from where I lived.…
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Technology For Good
May 18, 2017

Machine Learning Can Help Find Kids Faster

Cristian Canton Ferrer is an Applied Research Scientist at Facebook. Cristian joined us this month at Facebook Global Security HQ for a two-day Child Safety Hackathon to help develop, research, build upon and create new solutions in the fight against…
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PartnersTechnology For Good
May 10, 2017

Why I Donate My Time to Thorn

Shari Benko, User Experience Design Lead at Intel, joined us last week at Facebook Global Security HQ for the two-day Child Safety Hackathon. Employees from Intel, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Domino Data Lab, and more, came together for the second year…
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Technology For Good
March 13, 2017

My First 30 Days as a Policy and Development Manager at Thorn

I never quite imagined that I’d be escorting Ashton Kutcher around Capitol Hill.  Three weeks into working at Thorn I had our whole team in tow, zig zagging from office to office, sharing Thorn’s mission with interested Senators. Walking home…
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PartnersTechnology For Good
October 28, 2016

Cloudera Cares + Thorn = Social Impact at Grace Hopper 2016

Our team joined Cloudera Cares to host a hackathon at the recent Grace Hopper Open Source Day. Women attending the conference were invited to take part in a day long hackathon to benefit a social impact project. The event served a number…
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