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doxx (one)

To make one's personally identifiable information (such as their address, phone number, social security number, etc.) available online, especially as an act of vengeance. I can't believe the scumbag would doxx me just because I beat him in a video game! Some online content creators face a constant fear of getting doxxed.
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The act of making someone's personal information (such as their address, phone number, social security number, etc.) available online, especially out of vengeance. More and more people are finding themselves victims of doxxing, in which the personal details of their lives are exposed to the world. Doxxing is a constant fear for some online content creators.
See also: doxx
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The bureau also said it finds it unacceptable and deeply regrets that a local small enterprise has been doxxed and attacked because of its participation in the project.
"DGTT has unfortunately doxxed one of our employees on social media and refuse to take it down out of spite.
(We aren't posting his name because he says he's been doxxed over his previous meme-making.)
In response, Quinn's been doxxed, threatened, forced to move house, had her naked photos posted online -- in short, subjected to the worst kind of online bullying.
( CNN wrote at the time that a Twitter user named CabinCr3w ( tweeted out that he had "doxxed," or released, personal info of Goldman's CEO, including Blankenfein's age, education, recent addresses, and legal cases he had been involved in.
Inevitably, r/jailbait and r/creepshot attracted wide opprobrium (little wonder: a popular shot was the "upskirt"), and Adrien Chen, a writer at Gawker, identified (or "doxxed") Violentacrez as Michael Brutsch, a 49-year-old Texan computer programmer.
When Frank Ancona, imperial wizard of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Klu Klux Klan, learned he had been "doxxed" by the hacktivist group Anonymous, his first reaction was disappointment.
* Doxxed colleagues will probably appreciate your support, but don't be offended if they don't respond.
com and, alongside her full name, and a screen grab of her Facebook page.
In another relatively early example, Melissa McEwan, who runs the multi-author feminist blog Shakesville, was "doxxed" in 2007, when her address and phone number were published online, and trolls made copious suggestions "about how to troll her, ranging from emailing her penis pictures, to 'revenge-raping her.'" The Shakesville website, along with some other feminist blogs were targeted in DDoS attacks.
Such was also the case of a 15-year-old TV actress whose suicide note was found and doxxed by a gossip blogger and shared by netizens.
They, along with 44 of Gwynevere's neighbors, relatives, and friends, were doxxed by an anti-trans, self-proclaimed radical feminist, and all of the local papers misgendered them and used Gwynevere's deadname when reporting on their death.
After "one of the biggest groups was shut down by Facebook," Labelle says, "they decided to put the blame on me, and that's why they hacked into my website and doxxed me by publishing my address and stuff."
"As I am sure you all know, I was doxxed and an ill advised attempt to fool the media about my identity led me to not talk to you people and to try to simply ride it out by being silent," he said.
Chess (2017) offers this summary: "GamerGate is a movement of hate speech wherein young, primarily male gamers have attacked, doxxed (publishing personal information about an individual), and threatened women in and commenting on the video game industry" (p.