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The Digital Hit Man: His Weapons for Combating the Digital World Paperback – January 15, 2012
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"I have read, Frank Ahearn previous book," How to Disappear" and I loved it (Read my Amazon review) I was excited to learn that he was writing another book and I emailed him and to my surprise he email me back and told me about this book coming out." By Stingray
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But, unlike his great previous book, this work is full of him saying the same thing over and over and is filled with references on how you need to buy his other book to understand what he is mulling over in this one.
Just stick with "How to dissapear." it is much better then reading this long advertisement for it.
The book is brilliant in my opinion. If you want information about you on the internet to disappear because of some youthful indiscretion or uncompromising pictures- is really hard to delete them from internet, although Ahearn says you could try with a pretty good pretext:" I am a lawyer and you better take those pictures from your website because of copy infringement."
But as he says, this is WAR and if the pictures or information are not deleted, then, the alternative is flood the internet with so much information about you, pictures of you with different names, and tagging your name to different pictures, photoshop yourself in Belize , etc, etc. And you get the idea, someone looking for you or doing research will not know who is really you and who is the fake. He recommends you blog, buy your domain names, and do various variations of your name and again put a lot of mis-information on the internet as possible
Ahearn does a good job of dissecting some of the interesting News stories of people disappearing and what they did right and what they did wrong. On Whitey Bulger, role that inspired , the character in the movie, Departed ,is worth the price of admission.Read more ›
After reading and enjoying his first book I was anxiously waiting for this one. While the first book was a great read, the overall theme seemed to be centered on those that couldn't get into the federal witness protection program or those that had serious money problems or were too famous and wanted to get off the grid.
This book addresses a much wider theme and should have a much wider audience. It is for all of us ordinary citizens concerned with both off line and on line unprotected information being used to our detriment.
Just a few years ago, I had a good friend ask me how to remove his information from a social site. To the best of or ability we did it, but to this day we still see some of the information on the net.
If I had this little gem of a guide and employed some of the techniques within, I am sure we would have been more successful.
To all of you folks who counter the argument about privacy with "I have nothing to hide and therefore not concerned"...you need to wake up to the reality that any and all information you put out there is up for grabs.
Once again Ahearn spices up his prose with real stories as a skip tracer and now as someone who uses deception to `set the record straight' so to speak.
The methods discussed inside are sometimes hard to grasp and require some hard work but as Frank says "this is war" and it is well worth the effort.
Good job and thanks for the info. Enjoyed it!
P.S. I hope this review does not come back to haunt me!
Under the headline "Reputed Mass. mobster's girlfriend rethinking plea" the Associated Press story, datelined Boston, said that the brother of one of Whitey's alleged murder victims -- Whitey's been accused of 19 murders -- says he's been told by a representative for federal prosecutors in Boston that Bulger's girlfriend Catherine Greig is thinking about pleading guilty to a charge of helping the mobster evade capture.
The AP story said that "Greig has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to harbor a fugitive, which carries a maximum prison sentence of five years. Prosecutors said last fall they were considering filing additional charges against her. She has a pretrial hearing scheduled for Wednesday. Her trial is scheduled for May 7."
The story adds that "Bulger and Greig were captured in June 2011 in Santa Monica, Calif., after 16 years on the run. He has pleaded not guilty in connection with 19 killings. Bulger headed Boston's Winter Hill Gang and was an FBI informant against the rival New England Mafia. Bulger's former FBI handler, John Connolly Jr., was convicted of racketeering for warning Bulger that he was about to be indicted just before Bulger fled Boston in late 1994.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
First several pages all about the book he was going to write before the deal fell through...bla bla blaPublished 4 months ago by Texas4570
An excellent book for anyone trying to protect their personal information online. Frank Ahearn is the best at what he does. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Trevor J Maynard
Excellent book. If you want to keep a low profile, this gives great advice.Published 16 months ago by TShelley
This book is essential for our Brave New Electronic World. The NSA does not want you to read this.Published 16 months ago by H. NELSON
The author is a very humorous guy who knows how to tell stories. He's great and talented. Just right to me!Published 17 months ago by Alexandra
Where is the techno data that can be machine processed to do what this guy says can be done.? He wants us to search the internet for our name then call the company with a bullshit... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Steven Pitts
Everyone who has a cell phone or a computer should read this book.Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
I like Frank writing style and his stories in between th subject matter. A good book I recommend it. Thanks FrankPublished 19 months ago by A
Don't bother... It's pretty lame... nothing useful, not even interesting. Blah blah blah clear your history... blah blah blah cookies... its crapPublished 23 months ago by Maxx