abuse

Games News

The Games Industry Is Wrestling With Multiple New Allegations of Abuse

As more accusations roll through, so do more responses from the people being accused of misconduct.
Patrick Klepek
9.5.19
Games News

‘Night in the Woods’ Developer Alec Holowka Dies

The game creator had recently been accused of sexual abuse.
Patrick Klepek
9.3.19
tech-internet

Freelance Site Fiverr Offers Illegal Private Spying Services

Fiverr removed a number of listings after Motherboard approached the company for comment.
Joseph Cox
8.26.19
Health

When He Throws Your Birth Control Pills in the Garbage

Pressuring someone not to use birth control is called reproductive coercion and it's a form of intimate partner violence.
Kimberly Lawson
8.12.19
Jeffrey Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein's Victims Allegedly Recruited More Girls for Him. That's Not Uncommon — or Their Fault.

“They see themselves as being in love, as making the best decisions with the limited circumstances that they have.”
Emma Ockerman
7.10.19
tech-power

GitHub Removed Open Source Versions of DeepNude

After the creator of DeepNude shuttered its app that digitally undressed women, multiple people uploaded their own versions to GitHub.
Joseph Cox
7.9.19
tech-power

Twitter Pushed Adverts for Spyware to Monitor Girlfriends

The app heavily suggested spying on a girlfriend without her consent.
Joseph Cox
7.3.19
tech-social-media

When Myspace Was King, Employees Abused a Tool Called ‘Overlord’ to Spy on Users

Several employees were caught abusing the tool, which let them read users’ messages and passwords.
Joseph Cox
6.24.19
tech-social-media

Facebook Quietly Changes Search Tool Used by Investigators, Abused By Companies

Facebook’s Graph Search allowed anyone to search a wealth of public data on Facebook in very specific ways, such as searching content for keywords in a particular point in time.
Joseph Cox
6.10.19
YouTube

Google Says Right-Wing YouTube Star Can Continue His Racist and Homophobic Abuse

Vox Media's Carlos Maza has been the target of a two-year bullying campaign, and YouTube just gave it the all-clear.
David Gilbert
6.5.19
women's rights

Female Genital Mutilation Is Happening in the U.S. These Survivors Are Fighting to Stop It.

A national ban on the practice was struck down, and Trump's DOJ isn't defending it.
Milena Mikael-Debass
6.4.19
crime

The Missing Teen Whose Cold Case Was Revived With the Probe of a 'Warlock' Pedophile Ring

In 1988, Lee Boxell disappeared without a trace, and the case gradually went cold—until 2011, when an investigation into child abuse at a youth club gave the family some hope of closure.
James McMahon
6.3.19
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