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In a lot of ways, the Internet is an anonymous place. In some cases, this leads to so called “keyboard warriors” saying terrible things that they wouldn’t say otherwise. It also leads to people who just want to voice an opinion being able to do so safely. Or can they?

A scary thing that is happening more and more is Doxing What Is Doxing & How Does It Affect Your Privacy? [MakeUseOf Explains] What Is Doxing & How Does It Affect Your Privacy? [MakeUseOf Explains] Internet privacy is a huge deal. One of the stated perks of the Internet is that you can remain anonymous behind your monitor as you browse, chat, and do whatever it is that you do.... Read More . Short for dropping docs, Doxing is the act of putting someones personal information out there, taking away their sense of safety. For the victim, it’s incredibly terrifying Anita Sarkeesian, Gaming And Attempted Mob Censorship - Why It Didn't Work Anita Sarkeesian, Gaming And Attempted Mob Censorship - Why It Didn't Work Read More , as anyone out there can find out where they live, as well as all kinds of other private information.

So how can you make sure it doesn’t happen to you? The infographic below breaks it down.

Via Studyweb

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  1. Tom
    January 17, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Nice article. Especially appreciate the 'what to do about it' section.

  2. sl0j0n
    January 17, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Hello, all.
    This infographic says its a federal offense to dox a government employee,
    but not illegal to do so to non-governmental employees.
    This is an example of some people having "more" rights than others.
    Its not "fair" for some, a minority/select few, to have their rights protected,
    while others, even if a majority, do not.
    This is also an example of how the 'government' continues to be treated 'differently' than "we the people".
    The laws of the land are *supposed* to protect *ALL* the "people,"
    not just a 'select few' that are deemed to be special an some way.
    Such unfair and uneven legal protection is symptomatic of broken legal system that actually violates the Constitution's legal protections for citizens.
    Under the Constitution,
    *ALL* American citizens are legally required to be "equal" before the law.
    Too bad that the "political parties" [traitors all] are more interested in feathering their own nests, rather than actually helping/protecting Americans.

    Have a GREAT day, Neighbors!

    • dragonmouth
      January 17, 2015 at 3:45 pm

      "Too bad that the “political parties” [traitors all] are more interested in feathering their own nests, rather than actually helping/protecting Americans."
      And that is news to you?! No need to single out American politicians. FYI, ALL politicians in ALL countries are the same. They are there to serve themselves, not their constituents. If you believe otherwise then you are naive.