abuse

privacy

Connected Car Technology Can Enable Abusers to Track Their Victims

A growing number of automakers are enabling location tracking in internet-connected cars, a technology that experts say can be misused by abusers to track their victims.
Tracey Lindeman
8.14.18
Thankless jobs

Shelly the Tortoise Is Here to Stop Kids From Beating Up Robots

“When a child started to beat our robot, the others were motivated to follow that child’s action, enjoying hitting the shell together.”
Becky Ferreira
3.15.18
what we know

What Science Says About ‘The Keepers’ and Repressed Memories

The Netflix documentary series explores the murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik and allegations of abuse by a priest at the high school where she taught.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.1.17
Twitter Transparency

Twitter's Transparency Report Isn't Transparent If It Doesn't Address Harassment

Hiding abuse doesn't make it go away.
Sarah Emerson
3.21.17
Twitter

As Literal Nazis Abuse Twitter, CEO Asks How to Improve the Platform

Jack Dorsey took to his own account to ask for ideas to improve the service, but the main area of improvement is obvious.
Sarah Emerson
12.30.16
News

Twitch Commenters Talk About Games on Men’s Streams, 'Boobs' on Women’s

A new study quantifies Twitch's sexism problem.
Jordan Pearson
11.23.16
Twitter

Twitter Is Fighting an Uphill Battle to Censor Sexualised Images of Children

A much overlooked aspect of Twitter is how it is being used to share sexualised images of underage girls.
Joseph Cox
11.21.16
Gaming

Chatbot Turns Jerks in ‘Overwatch’ Into Charming Dorks

Resistance is futile. Your lame insults will be rewritten.
Ian Birnbaum
8.19.16
Twitter

Twitter’s Anti-Abuse Filter Is Finally Available to All

After years of abuse reports, Twitter's "quality filter" will help users avoid spam, threat and offensive language.
Ankita Rao
8.18.16
Why Is This Still a Thing?

Why Is Dressage Still an Olympic Sport?

Is "horse ballet" cool or cruel?
Sarah Emerson
8.11.16
Sex

Real-Life ‘Love Potions’ Are Coming, But Are they Ethical?

In the future, our relationships will be neuro-enhanced.
Erene Stergiopoulos
6.29.16
News

Abusers Could Use This Parenting Service to Secretly Track an Ex’s Tinder Usage

The world is a trash fire.
Jordan Pearson
4.29.16