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Cheat Sheet: Here's How To Protect Your Online Identity From Stalkers As Savvy As Joe Goldberg

Cheat Sheet: Here's How To Protect Your Online Identity From Stalkers As Savvy As Joe Goldberg

Online stalking is second nature to many (admit it, you've googled your crushes!), especially now that techonology has evolved and almost everybody is on social media. In fact, when you tag your location on an Instagram photo, you're already making it easy for people to know more about you. 

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Just like in the latest series, You, a psychological thriller follows the character of bookstore manager Joe Goldberg, who became obsessive of an aspiring writer (Guinevere Beck) he met in the bookstore. And you guessed it, he looked for her online! But unlike us who stalk to get kilig, Joe went overboard and managed to get through Beck's phone and messages—and it became a romantic-turned-nightmarish experience for Beck and everyone around her.

[related: Daily Diaries: So, How Does 'Phone Addict' Isabelle Daza Manage Being A Millennial Mom?]

The show caught on like wildfire recently. (Why else would Shay Mitchell and Penn Badgley who plays Beck and Joe be in the country for a meet-and-greet on January 15?). There are memes and mixed Twitter reactions being shared here and there—from questioning Beck's lack of curtains to having trust issues with men and to becoming paranoids—and we definitely learned a lot from this show: Never trust anyone too easily and keep your accounts secured! Here, we list down a few apps you can download keep your online identity protected.

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