harassment

privacy

Stalkers and Debt Collectors Impersonate Cops to Trick Big Telecom Into Giving Them Cell Phone Location Data

In several cases, a stalker impersonated a US Marshal and reported a fake kidnapping in order to get telecom companies to give them real-time cell phone location data.
Joseph Cox
3.6.19
Facebook

How Facebook Trains Content Moderators to Put Out ‘PR Fires’ During Elections

Internal Facebook documents obtained by Motherboard show specific steps and strategies taken by the company to fight content moderation issues that may spike during an election season.
Joseph Cox
1.28.19
sex work

#ThotAudit Is Compiling Massive Databases of Sex Workers and Reporting Them to PayPal

Some of the spreadsheets contain nearly 200,000 entries.
Samantha Cole
12.4.18
sex work

A New Zealand Woman Was Charged for Doxing a Sex Worker Online

This case happened in a country where sex work is legal, but it still illustrates how people exploit stigma and shame.
Samantha Cole
11.16.18
Linux

The Culture War Comes to Linux

After Linux adopted a new Code of Conduct, a small group of programmers threatened to rescind their code from the project. Lead Linux developers say the threat is "hollow."
Daniel Oberhaus
9.26.18
MAGA at HOPE

What Went Wrong at the HOPE Hacking Conference?

Attendees at Hackers on Planet Earth don’t think the conference is doing enough to address issues of harassment and intimidation from "bad faith attendees."
Daniel Oberhaus
7.23.18
Facebook

Facebook Is Investigating a Claim That an Employee Used His Position to Stalk Women

On Monday, a member of the information security community said they passed Facebook details concerning a security engineer allegedly using their work position to stalk women.
Joseph Cox
4.30.18
pick up artists

Putting This PUA Game On PlayStation and Steam Normalizes Stalker Behavior

'Super Seducer,' a game about stalking and harassing women using pick-up artist tactics, is set to release next month on Steam and PlayStation.
Samantha Cole
2.26.18
online dating

OkCupid Wants Everyone to Use Real Names and Users are Pissed

The change could make people more vulnerable to harassment and doxxing.
Samantha Cole
12.22.17
HOTY2017

The Reddit Moderator Getting a PhD in Online Moderation

Kat Lo is studying the largely thankless job of unpaid content moderation so we can make open and safe online communities.
Jason Koebler
12.12.17
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
Cat and Mouse

AI Can Now Identify Racist Code Words on Social Media

Checkmate.
Jordan Pearson
3.20.17
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