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Two Hat Security is a 2017 Technology Impact Awards Finalist

BC Tech Association

2017 Ready to Rocket List Two Hat Security is a finalist for Emerging Company of the Year in the 2017 Technology Impact Awards.

Community Sift helps foster a safe, positive community: Friendbase

2017 Tech Impact Awards

2017 Ready to Rocket List Friendbase Chief of Trust & Safety discusses how Community Sift helps foster a safe, positive community in the popular social networking app.

2017 Ready to Rocket List Announcement

Ready to Rocket

2017 Ready to Rocket List Two Hat Security is featured for the second year in a row in the Information and Communications Technology category.

VIDEO: Spread some kindness, enjoy a sweet treat

Capital News

2017 Bake Sale - Pink Shirt Day Residents of Kelowna threw on pink, headed downtown, ate some sweet treats and spread a little kindness today. The Two Hat Security team's Pink Shirt Day bake sale...

Hennes virtuella värld får vr-hjälp från Sydkorea

Digital DI.CE

Det sociala mediebolaget Friendbase är på väg att ta in 4 miljoner kronor i en såddrunda. Nu blickar det svenska bolaget mot Sydkorea, där de vill starta en vr-studio.

RCMP turns to AI to help rescue victims of child sexual exploitation

IT World Canada

With Internet broadband speeds increasing across the country and storage as cheap as ever, police are seizing ever-larger amounts of child sexual exploitation material all the time.

Worldwide attention for Kelowna company

Global News

Worldwide attention for Kelowna company The growing and alarming trend of online sexual exploitation of children has prompted a Kelowna company to develop a first-of-its-kind computer software to stop predators from victimizing children.

Student researchers fight online child exploitation using artificial intelligence


Students from Simon Fraser University, University of Manitoba, and Université Laval will take part in internships that apply big data research to identify, monitor, and stop cases of online sexual exploitation in their tracks.

U of M students working to end child porn problem

Winnipeg Sun

Two computer science students at the University of Manitoba are tasked with developing software to curb the proliferation of child sexual abuse materials online without ever setting eyes on it.

Project aims to find child exploitation

The Kelowna Daily Courier

Two Hat Security Ltd. aims to develop software that will identify and prevent the uploading of photographs and videos that depict the sexual abuse of children.

Using technology to fight technology

Winnipeg Metro News

Two researchers from the University of Manitoba are developing technology aimed at blocking images of child sexual abuse before they have a chance to infiltrate the Internet.

Priebe’s ‘Google of the north’

Okanagan Edge

Every day, about four billion online messages filter through Chris Priebe’s software.

U of M students working to prevent child sex abuse images from hitting internet

CTV News

Two Hat Security has enlisted the expertise of University of Manitoba student researchers Mehrdad Hosseinzadeh and Binglin Li.

Project aims to find child exploitation

Kelowna Capital News BC Local News

On the heels of reports indicating that the distribution of online child sexual abuse material (CSAM) is reaching alarming proportions – with the number of cases in Canada continuing to double year over year, according to the RCMP – international eyes are focused on a group of Canadian researchers working to stop it.

Kelowna business finalists


Five Kelowna companies are top five finalists in the 2017 Small Business BC Awards.

Four Ways Online Games can Prevent Cyberbullying

The Huffington Post

Although it has been around since time immemorial, bullying is at an all-time high, and it has become particularly prevalent online.

Chris Priebe of Two Hat Security is building a business to fight online trolls


Four years ago, Priebe started a venture dedicated to the dream of a bully-free Internet. The recipient of $2.5 million in funding this year, Two Hat Security now boasts troll-free global communities for clients and an A-list board.

Canadian Startup Imagines a Troll-Free Internet Using New Software


Chris Priebe has what many would call an impossible goal for the Internet. He wants to make it a troll-free space.

Community Sift Raises $1.6M in New Funding Round Led by iNovia Capital


Two Hat Security, creator of advanced community management software Community Sift, is proud to announce the closing of its $1.6M Seed round. iNovia Capital led the financing and will be working with the company through its next phase of growth. Comerica is also providing an additional $900K of bank funding as part of this financing. The main focus of the company going forward will be on sales and product.

At Metabridge, Relationships Matter More Than Ideas


As the driving force behind Metabridge — a conference connecting local technology companies and investors — Steve Wandler moved from San Francisco to Kelowna and started the event in 2008 to bring his friends together right here. The goal was to have fun interacting and creating relationships with like-minded people, and bring Silicon Valley’s VIPs up to Canada...

Metabridge Announces Top 15 Tech Startups Selected to Connect With Silicon Valley VIPs


Talent, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit are energizing the technology ecosystem across Canada. According to independent technology analyst Carmi Levy, "All of the ingredients are there for Canada to be a tech...

Tech Company Combats Cyberbullies With 'Digital Armour'


A Kelowna tech firm has created a tool to guard against cyberbullying. Community Sift's Chris Priebe explains how technology is keeping trolls at bay.

The Morning News With Bruce Kenyon – Digital Armour


Community Sift has created digital armour, or a system which they say could stop bullying across the entire Internet.

Cyberbullying Solution? Company Creates Innovative Technology


It's hard to imagine a world without online bullying, but a Kelowna tech company has made fighting cyber attacks its primary mission. Lauren Pullen reports...

Can Artificial Intelligence End Cyberbullying? Amanda Todd-Inspired Tech Firm Says Yes


As online communities come under the attack of cyberbullies, racist speech and spam, a British Columbia tech firm has developed technology to keep the trolls under the bridge...

Community Sift Créé Une Armure éLectronique Contre Les Trolls


À bas la cyberintimidation! En 2012, Amanda Todd s’est enlevé la vie, elle n’avait pas encore 16 ans. L’histoire de cette adolescente de Port Coquitlam, en Colombie-Britannique, a enflammé les réseaux sociaux. Et pour cause, Amanda était victime d’intimidation et de chantage sur Internet.

British Columbia Tech Firm Guards Virtual Worlds From Cyberbullies


Community Sift, based in Kelowna, has built digital armour for social media and gaming companies trying to protect their virtual worlds. The chat filter and moderation tool examines real-time website commentary, chat room conversations and banter between...

2016 Ready to Rocket Lists Announced to Profile Growth Companies in B.C.'s Growing Technology Sectors


Rocket Builders today released its fourteenth (14th) annual “Ready to Rocket” lists. These lists profile British Columbia technology companies that are best positioned to capitalize on the technology sector trends that will lead them to faster growth that...

Wave of Kindness in Pink


The men and women behind a local tech startup that fights bullying online wore pink today to take a stand against bullying out in the community. The staff at [Two Hat] arrived at work today to find pink shirts on each of their desks and a...

AO Client Spotlight: Chris Priebe of Two Hat


Meet Chris Priebe, Founder and CEO of [Two Hat.] Here's what he had to say about becoming an entrepreneur, the value of being involved in the tech community, and what advice he would give to aspiring entrepreneurs...

C100 Selects Startups for December "48 Hours in the Valley" Cohort


After a month of serious deliberation, the C100, a nonprofit dedicated to helping Canadian startups find connections in Silicon Valley, has announced its December cohort for 48 Hours In The Valley...

AgeCheq and Community Sift Join Forces to Offer Content Moderation and COPPA Compliance to Child-Focused App and Website Publishers


Today, AgeCheq and Community Sift announced their partnership, offering a complete set of tools for content moderation and COPPA compliance to publishers of websites, mobile apps and games...

ChangeUP in the Okanagan


The top change makers in the Okanagan were acknowledged at the Rotary Centre for the Arts on Thursday, with 12 finalists pitching their ideas at Kelowna’s inaugural ChangeUP. The finalists represented youth-led ventures, non-profits, for-profits and...

Local Entrepreneur Credits Venture Okanagan's Investor Forum for Taking His Company to the Next Level


Chris Priebe, a Kelowna-based tech entrepreneur and founder of Two Hat Security, was the winner of Venture Okanagan Investor Forum last spring...

Kelowna Tech Company Works to Stop Cyber Bullies


Two Hat Security, the creator of a program called Potty Mouth Chat Tool, has just netted a 15 thousand dollar prize from the BC Innovative Council's New Ventures competition. Chris Priebe is the Founder and CEO of Two Hat Security.

Two Hat Security Named Finalist in BCIC-New Ventures Competition


Kelowna-based startup Two Hat Security has been named as a finalist in the BCIC-New Ventures Competition. Starting with a field of 147 startup technology companies, Two Hat and the other finalists have completed three jury rounds, attended...

New Okanagan Startup Fights Online Bullying, Stalking


The brother of one of the founders of Club Penguin – the children's virtual reality game that was sold to Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for $350 million – has a new venture that will allow online game providers to analyze chat to determine if...


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