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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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Technology For Good
March 7, 2018

What does it mean to protect innocence?

When I was in elementary school, we had our pictures taken. Not for picture day, but for ID cards for our parents in case we got lost. They took our fingerprints, wrote down our height, weight, eye and hair color.…
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Technology For Good
July 27, 2017

My First 30 Days as a Product Manager at Thorn

Over a year ago, I was introduced to a video highlighting the issue of sex trafficking in my home base of Portland, Oregon. A few minutes in, I recognized areas shown that were not too far from where I lived.…
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Technology For Good
May 18, 2017

Machine Learning Can Help Find Kids Faster

Cristian Canton Ferrer is an Applied Research Scientist at Facebook. Cristian joined us this month at Facebook Global Security HQ for a two-day Child Safety Hackathon to help develop, research, build upon and create new solutions in the fight against…
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PartnersTechnology For Good
May 10, 2017

Why I Donate My Time to Thorn

Shari Benko, User Experience Design Lead at Intel, joined us last week at Facebook Global Security HQ for the two-day Child Safety Hackathon. Employees from Intel, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Domino Data Lab, and more, came together for the second year…
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Technology For Good
March 13, 2017

My First 30 Days as a Policy and Development Manager at Thorn

I never quite imagined that I’d be escorting Ashton Kutcher around Capitol Hill.  Three weeks into working at Thorn I had our whole team in tow, zig zagging from office to office, sharing Thorn’s mission with interested Senators. Walking home…
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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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Success In the FieldTechnology For Good
October 25, 2016

Spotlight Helps Law Enforcement Identify Victims of Sex Trafficking Faster

The genesis of Spotlight started after we conducted a sex trafficking Survivor Survey in 2012, seeking to learn directly from victims how technology was used throughout their trafficking situation.  We found that sixty-three percent of underage sex trafficking victims reported…
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Technology For Good
October 11, 2016

My First 30 Days as a Software Engineer at Thorn

Chase Ricketts is our newest software engineer in the Thorn Innovation Lab. From the first time I saw Thorn’s website I knew that their organization was atypical. Their pointed mission and data-driven projects demonstrated their effectiveness as digital defenders of children.…
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