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doxx (third-person singular simple present doxxes, present participle doxxing, simple past and past participle doxxed)

  1. (Internet, slang) To publish personal information (of an individual) without their consent.
    • 2012 October 29, Danah Boyd, “Truth, Lies, and ‘Doxxing’: The Real Moral of the Gawker/Reddit Story”, in Wired[1]:
      The amorphous hacktivist collective known as “Anonymous” decided to make a spectacle of the situation by publishing personally identifiable information on – “doxxing” – Todd’s stalker.
    • 2013, Parmy Olson, We Are Anonymous, unnumbered page:
      In that frame of mind, the worst thing that can happen will always be online. Being doxxed or ridiculed, for example, outweighs the offline risks of wasted time, poor health, or arrest.
    • 2014, Jamie Bartlett, The Dark Net[2], page 15:
      Anonymous said: shit, I hope no one doxxes her. She actually delivered. She seems like a kind girl.
      Anonymous replied: dude get a grip she gave her first name, her physician's full name, and even the dormitory area she lives in she wants to be found.
      Anonymous replied: She is new. Any girl who uses signs or writes names on her body is clearly new to camwhoring, so they really don't know what they're getting themselves into.
    • 2014, E. C. Myers, The Silence of Six, unnumbered page:
      “Evan doxxed everyone in Dramatis Personai. Those guys aren't just 'offline.'” Max said. “They're dead.”
      PHYREWALL laughed.
      “What's funny about that?” Max asked.
      “He couldn't have doxxed everyone,” PHYREWALL said.
      “He doxxed you, Nat,' Max said.
    • 2022 December 16, Bernhard Warner, quoting Elon Musk, “Musk Faces Growing Anger Over Twitter Ban of Journalists”, in The New York Times[3], →ISSN:
      In a Twitter Spaces discussion, Mr. Musk defended the decision to block the journalists. “You doxx, you get suspended, end of story,” he said, and then abruptly left the call.
  2. (Internet, slang) To reveal the operator of an anonymous online account without their consent.

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