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Google has removed 7 ‘stalkerware’ apps from its Play Store

For the ongoing series, Code Word, we’re exploring if — and how — technology can protect individuals against sexual assault and harassment, and how it can help and support survivors. Google has pulled seven tracking apps from the Play Store after Avast, a cybersecurity company, found they allowed people to stalk on their employees, children, or …

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Legal gaps allow cellphone ‘stalkerware’ to thrive, researchers say

“The laws haven’t really caught up with the technology,” says Nadine Casemore of the women’s multi-service agency Sistering; Casemore has worked with survivors of intimate partner violence. “This is becoming a weapon, when it comes to intimate partner violence and gender-based violence.” What the reports call “stalkerware” is usually primarily marketed as a tool for …

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