[HacktionLab] Smartphone privacy & domestic violence
sam at bristolwireless.net
sam at bristolwireless.net
Thu Sep 18 07:51:17 UTC 2014
Sounds like a worthwhile project.
This pretty comprehensive cyberstalking resource already exists:
So maybe worth reviewing/ contacting the author with any suggestions
Quoting Mick Clearerchannel <mickfuzz at clearerchannel.org>:
> bit of a coincidence here.
> I just gave a copy of tech tools to someone who has been working in this
> area for ages.
> she really liked the approach of tt4a and is incorporating the guide
> into the work she is now doing with young people.
> i'll forward your email
> nice one
> On 18/09/14 00:08, penguin wrote:
>> Reflecting on my previous message (below, because top posting rules),
>> would any people on this list be up for a project to develop some
>> practical guidance for organisations (and their clients) that work
>> with people who have experienced domestic violence and/or sexual abuse?
>> In my head, such guidance would be a marriage of three things ...
>> 1. A good tech understanding of the risks of this type of
>> cyberstalking,, and how to mitigate those risks.
>> 2. Being able to convey point 1 in, as far as is possible, a
>> non-techie way.
>> 3. Ensuring that both points 1 & 2 do not in any way come over as
>> victim blaming.
>> I can do a lot on points 2&3 (but would welcome others getting
>> involved as well). I'm far less confident on my abilities on point 1 -
>> which is a requirement to developing point 2.
>> Anybody interested in such a project?
>> On 17/09/14 22:46, penguin wrote:
>> > Thought this was an interesting & new (to me) reason why online
>> > privacy is so important, and why people need to know how to
>> > control their privacy.
>> > Smartphones Are Used To Stalk, Control Domestic Abuse Victims
>> > Extracts ...
>> > You could call it Little Brother, though it's really more like
>> > husbands and wives, lovers and exes who secretly watch their
>> > partners — from a distance. They are cyberstalking — using digital
>> > tools that are a lot cheaper than hiring a private detective.
>> > We found a trend: 85 percent of the shelters we surveyed say
>> > they're working directly with victims whose abusers tracked them
>> > using GPS. Seventy-five percent say they're working with victims
>> > whose abusers eavesdropped on their conversation remotely — using
>> > hidden mobile apps. And nearly half the shelters we surveyed have a
>> > policy against using Facebook on premises, because they are
>> > concerned a stalker can pinpoint location.
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