Internet of Things provides new tools for domestic abusers
Even after they move out, domestic abusers may retain control over their former residence via Internet of Things devices and the mobile phone apps that control them. Using those tools, abusers can confuse, intimidate, and spy upon their former spouses and partners. Lack of knowledge about how these technologies work means that those who complain are often not taken seriously. Even the victims themselves may believe it's all in their minds; lawyers are struggling to develop language to add to restraining orders.
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