abuse

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
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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4 Women Killed By Men They'd Reported to South Wales Police

Using British Freedom of Information laws, Broadly obtained the number of women killed by partners, ex-partners, or stalkers in south Wales in a three year period, despite reporting them to police.
Sirin Kale
4.11.19
bdsm

How to Tell if Your BDSM Relationship Is Abusive

A psychologist explains the line between a healthy exchange of power and potentially fatal abuse.
Matthew Terrell
4.4.19
Sex

Why I Decided to Start Kink Shaming Myself

I've invited abuse into my sex life for too long.
James Greig
3.22.19
Essays

'Leaving Neverland' Is a Reckoning for Michael Jackson Fans

The HBO documentary asks viewers to bear witness to the allegations of abuse against the late pop star.
Ann-Derrick Gaillot
3.4.19
Op-Ed

'A Star Is Born' Has Always Been About Emotional Abuse

It's easy for filmmakers to portray abusers as clear-cut villains; it's much harder to treat them with compassion and to layer a story with the moments of levity and genuine connection.
Robyn Bahr
2.22.19
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35 London Women Murdered by Partners or Exes in Three Years

The killers in eight of the 35 cases had previously been reported to the police for violent or threatening behavior, according to data uncovered by Broadly under Freedom of Information laws.
Sirin Kale
2.20.19
Comics!

'Abusive Relationship,' Today's Comic by Nina Vandenbempt

Nina Vandenbempt shows five subtle signs of an abusive relationship.
Nina Vandenbempt
2.15.19
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