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  • Removing Unwanted Network Devices from your Wifi
    In some cases, an abusive partner may add new devices to a wireless network in order to monitor and harass their victim. For example, cameras, microphones, smart home devices, and more are relatively easy to conceal and may be used to listen in on conversations. When the bad actor (that is, whoever is trying to…
  • A Whole New You: Name Changes and Identity Updates for Survivors of Domestic Violence
    A Whole New You: Name changes and identity updates for survivors of domestic violence Leaving an abusive relationship is the start of a new life. And, sometimes, that new life comes with a new identity in order to remain safe. This article will discuss two important elements of establishing a new identity: the name change…
  • Protecting your Facebook Account (and your Privacy!)
    Facebook, as we know it today, started in 2004 as TheFacebook- a directory of students at Harvard University. Almost immediately it, and it’s founder Mark Zuckerberg, were embroiled on controversy about privacy, security, and integrity. These controversies continue today, with concerns about user tracking, data handling, and privacy in general. This guide will discuss the…
  • Should you intervene if you witness domestic violence in public?
    It’s a scenario many of us can imagine, or maybe it’s one that you’ve actually seen play out: you’re shopping for groceries when you hear a raised voice from down the aisle. “Why do you keep buying things we don’t need?” “I’m sorry, you’re right. We don’t…” “I’m sick of you, can’t you do anything…
  • What is gaslighting?
    In 1938, Patrick Hamilton’s play Gaslight hit the stage in London. It was the story of Bella Manningham and her husband, Jack, who was convinced that there were jewels hidden in the apartment above theirs. Every night, he would sneak into the apartment to search for them, and Bella was certain that something was wrong.…