Technology-enabled abuse: how ‘safety by design’ can reduce stalking and domestic violence (The Conversation)

The Conversation: Technology-enabled abuse: how ‘safety by design’ can reduce stalking and domestic violence . “Traditional ideas of cybersecurity are focused on ‘stranger threats’. However, to reduce and combat digital domestic and family violence we need an ‘intimate threat’ model. Partners and family can compel others to provide access to devices. They may be linked to online accounts or able to guess passwords, based on their intimate knowledge of the owner. In this context, technologies that enable surveillance and recording can be used to constrain and threaten victims and survivors in alarming ways, in everyday life.”

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