If you are a target of domestic violence, the New York Times article “Domestic Abusers Can Control Your Devices. Here’s How to Fight Back” has useful information.
Being aware of your digital space can be especially important for women, people of color, LGBTQ+ folks, other targets of hate crimes, victims of domestic violence, activists and journalists given that tech (and legislation) frequently fails to incorporate their threat models. Some good books to read on this topic:
- Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Noble
- Rage Inside The Machine, Rob Smith
- Technically Wrong, Sara Wachter-Boettcher
There are services to help people remove their data from online people finders like: