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PartnersTechnology For Good
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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deterring sex trafficking demand
Child Sex TraffickingDeterrenceTechnology For Good
March 21, 2016

Deterring Sex Trafficking Demand with the Help of Technology

Recently, our CEO Julie Cordua and I attended a Demand Abolition and Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation (CEASE) Network convening, which brought together over 150 police officers, prosecutors, survivor leaders and advocates all dedicated to reducing the demand for commercial…
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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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PartnersSuccess In the FieldTechnology For Good
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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Technology For Good
January 22, 2016

Hackathon Aims to Build on Momentum in Fight Against Human Trafficking

Thorn will join Demand Abolition for #hacktrafficking4good, a hackathon against human trafficking this weekend in Boston, MA. The event will convene the tech community, government agencies, anti-trafficking partners and the larger Boston community to develop disruption tools and work on…
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NewsTechnology For Good
November 12, 2015

Announcing: Thorn’s San Francisco Innovation Lab

The core mission of our work at Thorn revolves around using innovative technology to end the sexual exploitation of children. That’s why today we’re very proud to announce the launch of the Innovation Lab — a new think tank in…
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Success In the FieldTechnology For Good
September 30, 2015

Spotlight Tool Wins Cloudera Data Impact Award

Thorn CEO Julie Cordua joined Bill DiPietro and Marten den Haring from Digital Reasoning for the presentation of Cloudera's 2015 Data Impact Awards. We are proud to announce that the Spotlight tool has won the Social Impact award. The awards recognize achievements in Advancing Security, Affecting…
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Technology For Good
August 14, 2015

Crimes Against Children Conference Highlights Role of Tech

The Crimes Against Children Conference, hosted each year by the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center and the Dallas Police Department, brings together thousands of people from around the world who are working to protect children every day. It is an incredible…
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