Definitions

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  • noun slang Documents, especially information sought by hackers about an individual (address, credit card numbers, etc.).
  • verb slang, transitive To publish an individual's personal information on the Internet.

Etymologies

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Phonetic respelling of docs.

Examples

  • But I don't think that follows; they could "dox" and achieve essentially the same result, as evidenced by Khomiakov himself.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • But I don't think that follows; they could "dox" and achieve essentially the same result, as evidenced by Khomiakov himself.

    Parasitic Catholicism

  • My dox … my woman friend thought that Joan was a holy maid, called by God to save France from us English.

    The Red Queen

  • The marriage is still slightly unortho-dox -- Marianne spends half her time in Atlanta while Newt lives full-time in Washington-but friends insist the relationship is strong enough for a campaign.

    With Powell Out, Will Newt Run In '96?

  • /Fiex dox, li cuers me dist mout bien/Qu'en ceste rue t'ont tué. 'back

    A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

  • Meanwhile, not one fricking peep on this channel about the POTUS freezing the Jefferson dox.

    Firedoglake » BREAKING: Lay and Skilling Found Guilty On Multiple Counts

  • The Waas story indicates court dox saying Cheney authorized Libby to talk to the press about the NIE “and Wilson.”

    Firedoglake » Hey Team Libby…(Part III)

  • Forrest had had to admit that the plan she and Croaker had cooked up, though unortho - dox and dangerous, was the best shot at getting inside the Leonforte organization.

    Second Skin

  • Also be sure to look for some dox & a map from RazorDox later today.

    Adam's Rib

  • The French scholar did not reply, for he was comparing the older son, Antonio, with the many young Frenchmen he had helped enter the ministry of Jesus Christ, and he quickly saw that Antonio PaL-dox was not cast in the predictable mold.

    Mexico

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  • Hacker jargon, a shortening of "documents."

    As a noun, an Urbandictionary user has defined it as "Personal information about people on the Internet, often including real name, known aliases, address, phone number, SSN, credit card number, etc."

    Seems to be gaining ground as a verb meaning "to post personal information about (someone) online, esp. in order to humiliate or expose them."

    Examples:

    - "As you'll all see on breaking news, the BNP (extreme right wing political group) have had their entire membership database list doxed online - including names, addresses, telephone numbers, occupations."

    - "The hatemongering blogger known as 'Tom Newton' has FINALLY been doxed!!"

    - "This faggot needs to be doxed"

    - "LoL he said he doxed me and swatted me and they have yet to show up :)"

    - "Anyhow, they doxed me because I annoyed them, and got on their nerves."

    November 29, 2009

  • Remember Gamergate?

    Or when the identity of that dentist who killed Cecil the Lion was posted?

    Or that man who was wrongly identified as the Boston Marathon bomber?

    These were all examples of how making someone’s personal, and sometimes private, information public on the internet led to intense harassment.

    Today, each of the cases could easily be termed a form of doxxing — short for “dropping documents.” In the last few years, doxxing has increasingly been used as an online weapon to attack people. People’s “documents” — records of their addresses, relatives, finances — get posted online with the implicit or explicit invitation for others to shame or hector them.

    Decca Muldowney, So What the Hell Is Doxxing?, ProPublica, Nov. 4, 2017. The article also uses "dox" and "doxed."

    November 7, 2017