Hope’s Hacker Husband
Turns Out the Lights (Part 2)

An illustration of why you need to get your own digital services if things get ugly between you and your partner. And ditch old devices.

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Here it is! The conclusion of Hope’s cyberstalking saga. After separating from her spouse, she finds removing him from her digital life is a many-tendrilled affair with hidden cameras, backdoored personal devices and other creepy and threatening invasions of her privacy. 

Failing to reclaim her identity, both on- and offline, Hope was feeling more or less completely (tone: dad joke) hopeless. There are many ways to hack someone, many of them relatively low-tech, and all of them difficult to prove to the police and in court.  

Check out part two of “Hope’s Hacker Husband Turns Out the Lights” to recognize the telltale signs of cyberstalking as well as the drastic steps you may need to take to safeguard your privacy when a relationship goes sour.

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About the Hosts

Adam Levin is the former Director of Consumer Affairs for the State of New Jersey, serial entrepreneur and author of Swiped, which he wrote with his sidekick, writer and cyber mensch, Beau Friedlander. With expert commentary from Travis “Here’s What Actually Happened” Taylor, the show gets everything sorted out—or not—but either way you’re going to have a great time. Something weird happen to you? We’ve got your back.


What the Hack with Adam Levin is a production of Loud Tree Media and is produced by Andrew Steven.