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NewsTechnology For Good
March 8, 2018

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 TraffickingSurvivors
February 14, 2018

Support Trafficking Survivor Organizations Where You Live

You can have your biggest impact in the community where you live - that’s where you know the most about the environment, the opportunities, the dangers. So when you’re looking to support trafficking survivors, start where you live. (more…)
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Child Sex TraffickingSurvivors
February 1, 2018

Human Trafficking Awareness 365 Days A Year

Let’s recap. Grappling with the reality of child sexual abuse takes time and space, regardless of whether you’re new to the issue or have lived its reality. We hope you give yourself that space, and we hope we get to…
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October 3, 2017

How to Keep Your Photos Safe

So you have a phone, and it’s great. And you take the best pictures. Amazing! Photos are so much fun to take, and look at, and share. However, knowing where all your photos are stored, how to delete them, and…
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Child Sex TraffickingTechnology For Good
February 23, 2017

What You Can Do Today to Fight Child Sex Trafficking

It's been an incredible week at Thorn, and our community has helped push it over the top. For every week like the past one, there are years of quiet, focused work laying the foundation for scalable impact. Our team continues…
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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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October 6, 2016

Audrie & Daisy: Stop the Shame of Sextortion and Sexual Assault

Last month, the documentary Audrie & Daisy arrived on Netflix. It tells the story of the sexual assault of two teenage girls, Audrie Pott and Daisy Coleman. While each girl has a unique story, they share a common experience in…
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Technology For Good
August 8, 2016

My First 30 Days as a Development Associate at Thorn

As soon as I started at Thorn, I was thrilled to be at a hub where technology and social good intersect. From my first day, I was immersed in the world of Thorn’s programmatic work and multi-layered partnerships. I was…
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Philip Holzenspies
Child Abuse ImageryTechnology 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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NewsPartnersTechnology For Good
May 17, 2016

Hackathon Creates Tech Solutions for Child Safety

Greg Clark is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft and participated in the recent Child Safety Hackathon at Facebook. As someone who has spent his entire career thus far working in technology, I’ve always looked for opportunities to use my…
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