ITP Alum Diana Freed was interviewed by wbur's Here and Now for her expertise in digital domestic violence.
“What happens is that quite often the abuser has set up some of the accounts on the person's phone. They might have bought the device for the survivor,” she says. “And they are accessing information quite often through a shared family plan, through a shared iCloud account. But the person isn't necessarily aware that they're still sharing that information.”
Abusers can even use seemingly innocuous applications like Find My Friends or Google Maps to track their partner, Freed says.
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