Stalkerware is a serious threat to privacy and safety that demands urgent attention.
Stalkerware is software, made available directly to individuals, that enables a remote user to monitor the activities on another user’s device without that user’s consent and without explicit, persistent notification to that user in order to intentionally or unintentionally facilitate intimate partner surveillance, harassment, abuse, stalking, and/or violence.
A key characteristic of Stalkerware is that it requires physical access to a device in order to install it on that device, which means it’s most commonly installed by a person for the purposes of partner surveillance, facilitating gender-based and domestic violence, harassment, and sexual abuse.
With Stalkerware, abusers can track GPS location, call information, text messages and social media activity.
The prevalence of Stalkerware is increasing (rising 35% between 2018 and 2019), and new Stalkerware programs are frequently emerging, often disguised as child monitoring or employee tracking apps.
Anonyome Labs Inc. is proud to announce it has just become a partner of the Coalition Against Stalkerware, a global working group uniting advocacy groups, software developers, security firms, victims and survivors, in the fight to protect consumers against Stalkerware and to eliminate abusive technology and software.
The Coalition was convened to facilitate communication between the security community and organizations working to combat domestic violence. Through its online portal www.stopstalkerware.org, the Coalition is helping victims, facilitating knowledge transfer among members, developing best practices for ethical software development, and educating the public about the dangers of Stalkerware.
Watch this video to understand Stalkerware
The Coalition Against Stalkerware has just released a video with helpful information for victims and survivors to better understand and detect the warning signs of Stalkerware.
Anonyome Labs Inc. is proud to help stop tech-facilitated violence and abuse
We take the protection of user data seriously. We empower people to be able to determine what information they share, and how, when and with whom they share it. We provide victims and potential victims of harassment, violence and abuse, real and effective tools for protecting their personal information.
Through our privacy and cyber safety application, MySudo, we help people to keep their personally identifiable information private. MySudo enables people to communicate and interact with third party services or other people without using their personally identifiable information (e.g. personal phone number, email address, credit card), which mitigates the risk of that information being used for tracking or stalking.
For more information, please visit www.stopstalkerware.org