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There’s now an academic study on the dark art of doxing

Insight into the impact of doxing. (Photo by Flickr user Thomas Heylen, used under a Creative Commons license)

NYU Tandon's Periwinkle Doerfler and Damon McCoy dig in to one of cyberbullying's central tactics.

Plenty of people want to get famous online, but most people don’t.

Researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and the University of Illinois at Chicago released a report Tuesday on the very modern-day phenomenon of doxing, or revealing someone’s personal information online.

The report, “Fifteen Minutes of Unwanted Fame,” analyzed 1.7 million text files, mostly on the sites, and, where nearly all doxing is done.

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