How domestic abusers use smartphones to spy on their partners

  • by Nicki Dell, Karen Levy, Damon McCoy, and Thomas Ristenpart

More and more people who commit violence against their intimate partners are using technology to make their victims’ lives worse. … News media, academic researchers, and victim advocates have long acknowledged the threat of spyware in domestic abuse situations. But our research [conducted by NYU Tandon faculty and students] brings to light the ease with which spyware can be deployed by abusers, and the broad scope of software usable as spyware.

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