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November 1, 2016

Spotlight Supports Cross-Agency Collaboration in Operation Cross Country X

The FBI’s Operation Cross Country is a cross agency—and now cross border—operation that focuses on recovering underage victims of sex trafficking and raising public awareness. This year’s Operation Cross Country aided in the recovery of 82 juveniles (the youngest U.S.…
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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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June 17, 2016

Sextortion: An Untold Story

As Thorn’s Program Manager, I lead research initiatives that deepen our understanding of child sexual exploitation and help inform our partners across the tech industry, law enforcement and NGOs. Last summer, we launched a new research project to better understand…
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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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Thorn 2015 Impact Report
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April 7, 2016

Announcing the Thorn 2015 Impact Report

Every day, we wake up, get to work and think about how we can get the right people in the right rooms so that we can save children from exploitation. (more…)
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Child Sex TraffickingNewsPartnersSuccess In the Field
February 22, 2016

Collaborative Technology Aids Super Bowl Trafficking Sting

On February 4th, I flew out to the San Francisco Bay Area to support our law enforcement partners in Super Bowl sting operations. In addition to other methods, officers used the anti-human trafficking tool we developed with Digital Reasoning, called…
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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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National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month 2015
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January 22, 2015

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month 2015

The start of the New Year represents a time of renewed hope. At Thorn, we’re proud of the accomplishments we’ve made in 2014, and are confident that we’ll make even more significant strides in driving technological innovations to combat slavery, human…
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January 12, 2015

There is No Such Thing as a Child Prostitute

“There is no such thing as a child prostitute. There are only victims and survivors of child rape.” Malika Saada Saar Last Thursday (January 8th), Thorn’s Executive Director Julie Cordua joined Rights4Girls and the McCain Institute for “A Conversation about…
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DeterrenceNewsThorn Alerts
October 29, 2014

THORN ALERT – Suspected Child Predator – October 29

Law enforcement needs your help in their search for the latest suspected child predator profiled on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)'s Operation Predator app. Help us spread the word by sharing this information with your networks!  (more…)
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