stalkerware

Google’s ad ban won’t stop stalkerware apps from promoting themselves

Google has announced that from August 2020 it will be prohibiting ads for stalkerware products and services.

But a loophole means that the companies behind creepy stalkerware apps will still be able to advertise themselves.

The scourge of stalkerware

Stalkerware. Software that allows someone else to spy upon every SMS text message you send or receive, who you’re speaking to on your smartphone phone, the pictures in your photo library, every social media post you make, your current location, and where you go and when.

The EFF’s Eva Galperin calls on the security industry to take stalkerware more seriously.

HackerOne tells stalking spyware vendor FlexiSPY that its bug bounty program isn’t welcome

HackerOne has refused to host a bug bounty program for spyware seller FlexiSPY on the grounds that the organization is operating illegally and unethically.

David Bisson reports.

How to stop a domestic abuser stalking you via your smartphone

The smartphone in your pocket – which may act as a valuable lifeline to friends and loved ones – might also be helping an abuser spy on you, read your private messages, and stalk your location.

Inside the mind of an online predator

Do you know the warning signs of an online predator?

Take care that you and your friends and family don’t fall victim to an internet stalker.

How stalking has been made easier by the internet, mobiles and social networks

Technology is causing the level of stalking to increase, with sometimes horrific results.

Jennifer Perry describes the different types of stalkers, and how they use modern technology to spy upon their innocent victims.