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Sexual Assault

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To shield the privacy of marginalized communities, civil society must understand what they’re going through

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Co-authored by Albert Fox Cahn

NNearly two years ago, Eva Galperin, director of cybersecurity at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, tweeted, “If you are a woman who has been sexually abused by a hacker who threatened to compromise your devices, contact me and I will make sure they are properly examined.”…

We have the technology to make the experience better for survivors, so why haven’t we?

Illustration: Claire Merchlinsky

BBack in September, the launch of the at-home sexual assault evidence collection system MeToo Kit was met with widespread disdain. As numerous commentators pointed out, the kit — which promised to “empower survivors” by enabling them to conduct their own forensic exam at home — was unlikely to be considered…

‘I benefited from the generosity of men who tolerated and, in effect, enabled unethical, immoral, and criminal men.’

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LLast night, I was honored by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Alongside Oakland Privacy and William Gibson, I received a 2019 Barlow/Pioneer Award. I was asked to give a speech. As I reflected on what got me to this place, I realized I needed to reckon with how I have benefited…

I/O

‘We want to take dating and bring it back to being consensual, respectful fun.’

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IIt’s a general truth that if there’s a social problem in the news, someone will propose a technological solution to it. Enter the UK-based Consent Tracker, which is seeking beta testers now and promises a “safer dating experience” by enabling users to “[build] consent throughout your date.”

And yes, before…

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