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  • Our role in advocating for the Safe Connections Act was discussed in the Guardian


  • Family cell phone plans can help abusive partners and ex-partners stalk and monitor domestic violence survivors. We wrote a letter to Congress co-signed by tech privacy and anti-abuse organizations calling for a new law to address this problem nationwide, and talked to Wired about the problem. Read more > 

  • We wrote to the UN's top expert on violence against women in June 2020 to draw attention to the problem of technology-enabled abuse during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more >

  • To help New York City survivors during the COVID-19 crisis, we've successfully moved to remote services. Read more >

  • We explained tech abuse risks for domestic violence survivors during the COVID-19 crisis to Axios in May 2020. Read more >

  • Cornell Tech's research on tech-enabled abuse was highlighted in Wirecutter in April 2020. Read more >

  • We've started testing new trainings for domestic violence support workers who want to learn more about account privacy – and how to find signs of tech abuse.

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  • New York has a state law allowing survivors of domestic violence to leave family phone, cable, and satellite TV plans for free. Abusive partners can misuse family plans to monitor survivors. Go to the law >

CETA in the Press |

A bill aims to stop abusers stalking ex-partners - The Guardian

A Hidden Risk for Domestic Violence Victims: Family Phone Plans - WIRED

How domestic abusers tap technology - and how to stop them - Axios

Domestic Abusers Can Control Your Devices. Here's How to Fight Back. - Wirecutter

For domestic violence victims, cyberstalking is a growing issue - Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Hundreds of apps can empower stalkers to track their victims - The New York Times

NYC has hired hackers to hit back at stalkerware - MIT Technology Review

The simple way Apple and Google let domestic abusers stalk victims - WIRED

How 'stalkerware' apps are letting abusive partners spy on their victims - MIT Technology Review

Tech can impact domestic violence — not always in a positive way - Smart Cities Dive

Hacker Eva Galperin has a plan to eradicate stalkerware - WIRED

How a mobile spyware scan helps free abuse victims - GCN

How domestic abusers use smartphones to spy on their partners - Vox

No safe haven for victims of digital abuse - Slate

Kaspersky lab will now alert users to 'stalkerware' used in domestic abuse - Vice

New tools help detect digital domestic abuse - Cornell Chronicle

Apps make it easy for domestic abusers to spy - Cornell Chronicle

Parental monitoring apps: How do they differ from stalkerware? - Malwarebytes Labs

Good Code Podcast Episode 16: Diana Freed on Technology-Enabled Domestic Violence - Chine Labbé and Digital Life Initiative @ Cornell Tech