Google is making it more difficult for people to spy on their significant others and exes. Effective Aug. 11, the search giant will ban ads on most stalkerware apps.
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Stalkerware - also known as spouseware - are powerful surveillance software programs typically sold openly online.
On a device, all messages can be read, screen activity recorded, GPS locations tracked and cameras used to spy on what an individual is doing.
Spyware companies facilitate domestic abuse and coercive control by encouraging and promoting the use of the software against intimate partners, according to a new study.
My courses for adults who support victims of stalking cover this and you can contact me for details on this and other support.
'Abusive phone-snooping, they point out, doesn't necessarily require software explicitly built for that purpose. Mainstream app stores are well-stocked with what those researchers call "dual-use" applications..'
If you have concerns about a victim of stalking here's some help I've collated. (I also deliver courses for front line professionals who support victims of cyberstalking)
If you are a woman, the person most likely to kill you is your boyfriend, your partner, your husband.
Smart doorbells and thermostats are an emerging trend in domestic abuse, but those working on the front line lack the tools and know-how to fight back