Social Media Self-Defense: A Guide to Stopping Stalkers

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 4:00pm4:30pm

Elle Armageddon, Privacy Advocate and Educator


Social media is ubiquitous in our society. Our profiles may provide a window into our lives for prospective employers or potential lovers, and if we're not careful, they can also provide valuable information to those who wish to do us harm. Fortunately, with a proper threat model, and a little bit of effort, it is possible to mitigate many of the dangers presented by maintaining an online presence. This talk will help identify some of the threats the average social media user may face, as well as some basic strategies for circumventing those threats.

Elle Armageddon, Privacy Advocate and Educator

Elle Armageddon is a Bay Area-born feminist, writer, and activist. They publish guides that teach people how to protect themselves from both local law enforcement and everyday threats to their privacy. They also collaborate with the National Lawyers Guild and other legal collectives to create educational materials and Know-Your-Rights workshops. Their work has been translated into several languages, and they aspire to make privacy and security more accessible to a wider audience.

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@conference {206269,
author = {Elle Armageddon},
title = {Social Media {Self-Defense}: A Guide to Stopping Stalkers},
year = {2016},
address = {San Francisco, CA},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = jan

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