Stories

Smart homes can make life hell for domestic violence victims

A smart home security camera
A Smart Home security camera. Photo: Olly Curtis/MacFormat Magazine via Getty Images

Things like smart locks, security cameras and other "smart home" sensors can improve life for many. But like much of modern technology, these same technologies can also be used to evil ends.

What's happening: The New York Times' Nellie Bowles looks at one specific problem — how domestic abusers can use these technologies to further their domination over family members.