BBC: Former eBay executives charged with cyber-stalking

BBC: Former eBay executives charged with cyber-stalking. “Six former eBay executives and staff have been charged with cyber-stalking in a campaign against a couple who ran a newsletter critical of the company. Prosecutors allege the harassment included sending the couple live cockroaches, a bloody Halloween mask and a funeral wreath, as well as threatening messages.”

BetaNews: Security companies and domestic violence organizations join in Coalition Against Stalkerware

BetaNews: Security companies and domestic violence organizations join in Coalition Against Stalkerware. “Ten organizations including Avira, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Kaspersky, Malwarebytes and NortonLifeLock, have joined in a global initiative called the Coalition Against Stalkerware. Stalkerware programs carry the possibility for intrusion into a person’s private life and are being used as a tool for abuse in cases of domestic violence and stalking.”

Make Tech Easier: Stalkers Are Increasingly Using Phone Apps to Follow Their Victims

Make Tech Easier: Stalkers Are Increasingly Using Phone Apps to Follow Their Victims. “Stalking is something that is as old as time. As long as there have been people and relationships, there has been obsession and a desire to soak up every bit of information about a person, but not in a good way. Today’s technology is making it easier for stalkers to continue on with their mission to control, and they are increasingly doing it with the aid of phone apps.”

CNET: Instagram is shutting down a creepy app that lets you stalk loved ones

CNET: Instagram is shutting down a creepy app that lets you stalk loved ones. “A new app is looking to revive one of the creepiest Instagram features and encouraging people to spy on their significant others through social media. Critics said the app’s offerings make it resemble stalkerware.”