How tracking devices aggravate gender violence

Vice reports on one of many cases in which a vindictive ex (almost always male) uses Apple’s AirTags or similar tech to keep stalking and harassing their former partners (almost always female).

In addition to complaints that tech companies like Apple are not doing enough to prevent this, the article also notes that the problem is not merely due to tech but also is encoded into the law that suffers from gender bias:

“…courts tend to view family disputes through a gendered lens, Godsoe [ a professor of law at Brooklyn Law School] said.”

“There is lots of gender bias in family law. And I think there is the assumption that men are not as involved, but then women get slammed if they’re not perfect,” she said.

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