The Use of Digital Tools for Domestic Abuse

The Use of Digital Tools for Domestic Abuse

As reported on by The New York Times’ June 23, 2018 article, Thermostats, Locks and Lights: Digital Tools of Domestic Abuse

“In more than 30 interviews with The New York Times, domestic abuse victims, their lawyers, shelter workers and emergency responders described how the technology was becoming an alarming new tool. Abusers — using apps on their smartphones, which are connected to the internet-enabled devices — would remotely control everyday objects in the home, sometimes to watch and listen, other times to scare or show power. Even after a partner had left the home, the devices often stayed and continued to be used to intimidate and confuse.”

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