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

I Gave a Bounty Hunter $300. Then He Located Our Phone

T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T are selling access to their customers’ location data, and that data is ending up in the hands of bounty hunters and others not authorized to possess it, letting them track most phones in the country.
Joseph Cox

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

Don’t Use Software to Spy on Your Spouse

Reason’s “To Spy on a Cheating Spouse” explains a practice that harms thousands of women who are surveilled by their partners.
Samantha Cole

Sources: Facebook Has Fired Multiple Employees for Snooping on Users

This week Facebook terminated an employee who allegedly abused their work-given data access to stalk women. Several sources told Motherboard about the access employees and contractors for the social media giant have.
Joseph Cox
Max Hoppenstedt

Facebook Fires Employee Who Allegedly Used Data Access to Stalk Women

After a member of the information security community provided evidence to Facebook's chief information security officer, the company has terminated a security engineer who allegedly used their work position to stalk women online.
Joseph Cox

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
When Spies Come Home

When Technology Takes Hostages: The Rise of 'Stalkerware'

NSA zero-days and sophisticated state surveillance tools get all the headlines. But we’re overlooking the dangerous, life-threatening, rise of “stalkerware,” which enables domestic violence.
Elle Armageddon
The Hacks We Can't See

Tinder Social Lets You Stalk Your Friends’ Dating Habits

Tinder just got creepier.
Jordan Pearson

​Miranda July and Paul Ford Cyberstalked Me

At the New Museum's annual Seven on Seven conference, the artist and technologist exposed the audience to itself.
Whitney Mallett

No Legitimate Purpose

A young girl killed herself after being cyberbullied at school. Now, her mother is being cyberbullied by a stranger.
Virginia Pelley