LIMIT THE REACH OF DOXING
FAST LINKS TO LOCK DOWN YOUR INFO
Peace of mind can come in many forms, but most importantly when you are being threatened or when images have already been published, limiting access to the most immediate sources of personally identifiable information can buy you additional time and peace of mind to deal with the legalities of your situation.
Below are the first steps you should take to make it more difficult for those harassing or stalking you to find your information.
REDUCING YOUR ONLINE FOOTPRINT:
Online harassment task force CrashOverride provides two vital resources on addressing your exposure:
1. A guide to removing your home address from public listings.
2. A list of best practices for account security for your online presence.
Other site-specific instructions are listed below.
MAKE YOUR FACEBOOK UNSEARCHABLE:
1. If you don’t want search engines to link to your profile, adjust your settings:
Click up arrow at the top right of any Facebook page and choose "Settings"
Click "Privacy" from the left column
Under the Who can look me up? section, click "Do you want other search engines to link to your timeline?"
Make your selection using the check box
Note: Information from your profile and some things you share can still appear in search engine results even if you select No. Public information may still appear in search results. This includes stuff you share with the audience set to Public, posts and comments on Pages and Public groups and posts in the Community Forum section of the Help Center.
2. Reset all public posts to friends only or just you:
Go to "Privacy Settings" (from the triangle in the upper right corner of the screen) and click on "Manage Past Post Visibility." Then click "Limit Old Posts" to limit your past posts to (at most) your friends.
You can also change the privacy setting on each post individually by clicking on the globe icon next to the public post.
3. Limit who can search for you on Facebook: