Why it matters:
A 32-year-old restaurant worker in Chicago launched a series on TikTok about "consensual doxxing," which involves revealing the birthdays of people who ask to be found.
Kristen Sotakoun, whose account has grown from a handful of followers to more than 257,000 since beginning the series, only uses publicly available information to dox volunteers and says some of her content has ended up on data privacy forums. People in the academic field have also lauded her work -- on Twitter, coincidentally -- for highlighting gaps in privacy on social media. "It's been very cool to have people say that I'm entertaining but also teaching them something," Sotakoun says.