“Full access to a person’s phone is the next best thing to full access to a person’s mind,” says cybersecurity expert Eva Galperin. In an urgent talk, she describes the emerging danger of stalkerware – software designed to spy on someone by gaining access to their devices without their knowledge – and calls on antivirus companies to recognize these programs as malicious in order to discourage abusers and protect victims.

https://www.ted.com/talks/eva_galperin_what_you_need_to_know_about_stalkerware