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Technology For Good
August 13, 2020

How Safer’s detection technology stops the spread of CSAM

Did you miss the big news? Last month we announced that Safer, Thorn’s first commercial product, is officially out of beta. Safer is the first comprehensive solution for companies hosting user-generated content to identify, remove, and report child sexual abuse…
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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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Technology For Good
May 4, 2020

Build the world you believe in with Thorn

Have you ever been stopped in your tracks and humbled to know you played a small part in something really big? At Thorn, we felt that way last Monday when we received a note from Flickr, a photo-sharing site using…
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Philip Holzenspies
Technology For Good
May 23, 2016

Child Safety Solutions: Hackathon Elevates Image Hashing

Philip Hölzenspies is a Software Engineer at Facebook. He also works to maintain the platform’s PhotoDNA infrastructure, which helps accelerate the identification, removal and reporting of child abuse imagery. In the (online) Child Safety space, tech companies get to forget…
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PhotoDNA
Technology For Good
April 25, 2016

Microsoft’s PhotoDNA: Leading the Fight Against Child Sexual Abuse Imagery

Courtney Gregoire works as a senior attorney in Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit, where she fights technology-facilitated crime against vulnerable populations including children and the elderly. Her blog post is part of Thorn’s hashing series, which highlights the benefits of hashing…
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Child Sexual Abuse Material
Technology For Good
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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project vic
Technology For Good
June 5, 2014

Promoting New Technologies to Fight Child Abuse

Project Vic members work together to combine and aggregate images and classified image hashes. Then these groups use the hashes to sweep a suspect’s hard drives and devices to classify images. This practice can ultimately pre-classify up to 85% of…
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