Frank M. Ahearn a former skip tracer, privacy expert and author of the bestselling book How to Disappear: Erase Your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, and Vanish without a Trace now brings to life a new how to book. The Digital Hit Man and His Weapons for Combating the Digital World.
Ahearn’s new book conquers the problems of digital personal privacy. His philosophy is since information cannot be deleted one must combat information via digital deception and distortion. The overall goal is to destroy one’s digital DNA. Those DNA genes consist of The Self, which is information you are responsible for posting. The PIV is personal information violation when you post personal information of a person without their permission. The Database, the intrusive world of companies that search, collects and resell your personal information. The final gene being Images of you posted without permission.
I am not a salesman—I am a master of deception. In the digital world there are dozens of articles floating around about me and my crazy life. The articles share tales of misdeeds, misfortunes, audits and alcohol, but none have ever had a complaint about my services. I have been described as a long-haired-hippy, biker and street-kind-of-guy and most recently as the kind of guy you meet in a corner bar. In the great words of Popeye, “I am what I am.” Because of that I am better at hiding, deleting, manipulating and creating digital distortion than any scientist, mathematician, technologist or Ph.D. So ask yourself, when you’re at war, who do you want fighting for you, a gunslinger or a word-slinger?
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