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The simple way Apple and Google let domestic abusers stalk victims


After years of neglect, the antivirus industry has finally begun to recognize stalkerware's danger and flag the apps as malicious. … But antivirus alone may not be enough, one group of researchers at Cornell Tech and NYU warned me. … The researchers documented the prevalence of those tracking apps in a study last year, based in part on their work helping abuse victims in partnership with the New York City Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence.… "Yes, companies are starting to think about this, but it’s tricky and there are edge cases," said NYU [Tandon] researcher Damon McCoy, arguing that the companies' current "bandaid" solutions aren't enough.

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