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  • Our paper on technology-facilitated financial abuse was published and won an award at the 2023 Conference on Human Factors in Computing.

  • We explained to Al Jazeera how devices like Apple AirTags can harm survivors of intimate partner violence, disproportionately affecting low-income survivors. 

  • We talked about how Smart Home devices can be used by abusers as part of a piece for the New York Times Real Estate section. 

  • We now partner directly with The Anti-Violence Project to better serve New York City's LGBTQ+ and HIV-affected communities. Survivors seeking our services may be directly referred to us by one of their support programs.

  • We've received our 400th client referral since 2018.

  • Our legal advocacy team testified in front of Congress in favor of the Safe Connections Act, sharing stories from clients we've spoken to at CETA.  This bill would allow survivors of domestic violence exit family cell phone plans that can help abusive partners and ex-partners monitor them. Watch here. We previously talked to Wired about this issue and wrote a letter to Congress about this problem.


  • Our trainings for domestic violence support works who want to learn more about finding signs of tech abuse have been a massive success, with our most recent Train the Trainer session in June 2022 reaching over EIGHTY support workers.

  • To help New York City survivors during the COVID-19 crisis, we've successfully moved to remote services. Our paper on remote care infrastructures also won an award  at the 2022 Conference on Human Factors in Computing. Read more 

  • We explained tech abuse risks for domestic violence survivors during the COVID-19 crisis to Axios in May 2020. Read more >

  • Cornell Tech's research on tech-enabled abuse was highlighted in Wirecutter in April 2020. Read more >

Did You Know? |

  • New York has a state law allowing survivors of domestic violence to leave family phone, cable, and satellite TV plans for free. Abusive partners can misuse family plans to monitor survivors. Go to the law >

CETA in the Press |

A bill aims to stop abusers stalking ex-partners - The Guardian

A Hidden Risk for Domestic Violence Victims: Family Phone Plans - WIRED

How domestic abusers tap technology - and how to stop them - Axios

Domestic Abusers Can Control Your Devices. Here's How to Fight Back. - Wirecutter

For domestic violence victims, cyberstalking is a growing issue - Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Hundreds of apps can empower stalkers to track their victims - The New York Times

NYC has hired hackers to hit back at stalkerware - MIT Technology Review

The simple way Apple and Google let domestic abusers stalk victims - WIRED

How 'stalkerware' apps are letting abusive partners spy on their victims - MIT Technology Review

Tech can impact domestic violence — not always in a positive way - Smart Cities Dive

Hacker Eva Galperin has a plan to eradicate stalkerware - WIRED

How a mobile spyware scan helps free abuse victims - GCN

How domestic abusers use smartphones to spy on their partners - Vox

No safe haven for victims of digital abuse - Slate

Kaspersky lab will now alert users to 'stalkerware' used in domestic abuse - Vice

New tools help detect digital domestic abuse - Cornell Chronicle

Apps make it easy for domestic abusers to spy - Cornell Chronicle

Parental monitoring apps: How do they differ from stalkerware? - Malwarebytes Labs

Good Code Podcast Episode 16: Diana Freed on Technology-Enabled Domestic Violence - Chine Labbé and Digital Life Initiative @ Cornell Tech

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