@truthtellah: Yeah I haven't seen anyone put together an instruction guide for dealing with internet jerk tactics before in a proactive manner. Most of the armchair experts just give you the old, "don't feed the trolls" response, but I think we know that plan doesn't work on dedicated harassers. The I like that the stuff Crash Override has been espousing allows you to keep your life mostly normal.
Yeah, it's actually kind of surprising that nobody's taken a stab at creating something like Crash Override's "Preventing Doxing" guide until now given how many high-profile people have been affected by doxxing efforts. It's great to see them focus on pre-emptive measures as well as after the fact support.
Actually written by experts in the fields discussed. In-depth. There's a TON of information like this out there. SSD is by far the best I've found though.
Fortunately, there's definitely some good stuff about protecting your identity online. (It's an especially popular topic amongst those who use the Internet to harass people, too!) Though, a more personal touch can help in handling crises, and more resources of support are much-needed. There's a lot of information online on all kinds of subjects, but it's not always readily available for when people need it most.
True. But EFF is literally filled with people who have dedicated their lives to this kind of thing since before the birth of the internet. I just thought the idea that this was the first time someone had made a guide to protect yourself online a bit baffling, is all.
Sure. I think the unfortunate thing is how some good resources are not actually widely well-known and there isn't a culture of acknowledging the necessity of it being well known. Usually it's passed around in a "stay safe from random hackers" or from governments sort of way, but there's less of a serious take when it comes to the fact that harassment online is still real harassment with a real impact.
When people are being specifically targeted, that has its own concerns along with more general online safety. It has been an ever-growing issue impacting some for years on end, and it's something we'll have to better figure out how to personally handle and broadly work against in the years ahead.