2018, Oakland 2018
Awards: CHI 2018 paper won a Best Paper Award
Media coverage: New
Abusers are increasingly exploiting digital technologies in
the course of intimate partner violence. In partnership with
the New York City Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence,
we have conducted qualitative studies of the IPV ecosystem in
NYC to help understand how technology arises in abuse
situations. We also have explored the spyware as used in
intimate partner violence, surfacing the wide variety of apps
that can be used as spyware by abusers. Google has already
made changes to their policies as a result of our work, and
we are working with Google and Symantec on the tricky
challenges that "dual-use" apps represent.
Our research team's webpage is here.