How smart devices are exploited for domestic abuse
|bbc.com 17 Oct 2020 at 19:41|
Smart speakers, tracking apps and key-logging software are among products that have made it easier for perpetrators to maintain control of victims and continue abuse.
Two people who experienced abuse during the pandemic shared their stories with BBC Click.
They asked to remain anonymous for their own safety.
"I could take the battery out of it if I wanted to, but I didn t feel like I could because he would say to me, You re compromising our children s safety .
"I was worried that he would go to the police and try and suggest that I m a bad mother."
Another explained how her partner used Amazon s virtual assistant to monitor her via a function that lets users remotely connect to enabled smart speakers