What does it mean to get doxxed? All it really is, is someone taking your personal information and posting it online. Now the whole world can see your private information. There are some easy steps to take to keep your private information private.
First, remove your personal information from online data brokers. Data brokers sell your information to anyone willing to pay for it. These brokers include Whitepages, Spokeo, and PeopleSmart, as well as dozens of others. Each site has a way for you to opt out of their database. However, this will need to be done every few months as these databases regenerate.
Second, make sure your privacy settings on all social media are set to private. Still post with the thought that everyone can see it.
Third, change passwords at lease four times per year. Never put your passwords on your computer. Instead, put them on paper and keep in a drawer at home.
Last, Google yourself. Find out what other people see and do some housecleaning.
There are also companies that work to keep your online reputation intact. One of those companies is Status Labs. Status Labs is an online reputation management firm, but they also do so much more. They cover six different areas. These include public relations, search engine optimization, crisis response, social media marketing, financial communications, and online reputation management.
Status Labs’ headquarters are in Austin, but they also have offices in New York and Sao Paulo. They have clientele in over 35 countries. Some of their more than 1500 clients are public figures and Fortune 100 brands.
Status Labs works to help their clients look their best in online search results. Through effective public relations strategy and digital marketing they help companies create sales growth. They are effective because they cater creative solutions to each client’s unique needs.
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