English The Rise of ‘Doxing’

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The Rise of ‘Doxing’

Social and community developments have brought to light new, lesser known vocabulary. We frequently come across a new word these days: doxing.

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According to the Oxford Dictionary, “to dox” means “to search for and publish private or identifying information about (a particular individual) on the Internet, typically with malicious intent”. It provides an example sentence: “hackers and online vigilantes routinely dox both public and [...]