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Julie Cordua

Hacking at Microsoft //oneweek to ID Exploited Children

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Oftentimes when a child is in trouble, one of the only clues we have is his or her face.  We can have a picture of a missing child and be looking for them, or we can have a picture of an abused child that was distributed online and want to find them quickly.  One of the main hurdles is how we connect the dots between these images of exploited children with other photos on the open web that may help us identify them and remove them from harm.   Read More

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Women in Tech Join Digital Defenders to Protect Children

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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 my professional time.  When I started working at Motorola, my determination strengthened. I could see how wireless had the potential to connect billions of unconnected people and create opportunities around the world.   Read More

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Trafficking and Technology: A Cross-Sector Approach

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In the fall of 2014, our team went to Phoenix to present to the Arizona Human Trafficking Council. We shared a new tool we had just developed called Spotlight, that leverages machine learning algorithms and insight from officers in the field, and were prepared to train Arizona officers as some of the first users in the country.

This week, I had the opportunity to join the Council once again and provide updates on the incredible progress we’ve seen with Spotlight since our first meeting.  Today, Spotlight is used across the state of Arizona and in 47 other states, plus the District of Columbia.  It is being used by more than 2,000 officers nationwide and has helped identify over 300 victims of trafficking.   Read More

Coming Together as a Global Community to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation

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This week, I was honored to join over a hundred guests from more than 41 nations in the United Arab Emirates for the second #WePROTECT Children Online Global Summit.  #WePROTECT was started in 2014 by UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, as an initiative to elevate the issue of child sexual exploitation and abuse (CSEA) online for leaders around the world, and to galvanize action around CSEA from countries, companies and civil society. Read More