THORN INNOVATION LAB

Located in San Francisco, our engineers are dedicated to developing innovative technology to fight child sexual exploitation.

Explore. Experiment. Think big.

CURRENT CHALLENGES

Our problems lie at the intersection of intelligence, cybersecurity and social media and encompass a wide technical range. We’re thinking about:

How we can improve industry collaboration to identify bad actors that abuse multiple platforms.

How to combat those who hide behind Tor and other encrypted networks to actively abuse children.

How facial recognition and object identification can work on very large scales for victim identification.

How linguistic analysis and community detection can help find trafficking and abuse victims and stop predators faster.

How we can triage the massive volume of intelligence data being collected everyday for case discovery and prioritization.

We create collisions and collaborations.

Thorn’s Innovation Lab benefits from the power of partnerships.
Partners collaborate with ideas, resources, data and implementation of new concepts produced in the lab.

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We seek new approaches.

Thank you to our partners for their generous support

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