Assume Worst Intent (Designing for the Abusive Ex)

By Alex Chan

Apps and services often build features with good intent, trying to improve interactivity or connections between our users. But what if one of your users has a stalker, or an abusive ex? You may have given them another way to hurt or harass your user.

This session is a look at some common threat models - who is at most at-risk, and who is a threat to your most vulnerable users.

The point of this session is to emphasise "this is a problem you need to think about", not offer silver bullets or lots of solutions.