What It Takes to Disappear - 3rd Edition
"My Successes and Failures While Making People Disappear"
Michael Bazzell has helped hundreds of celebrities, billionaires, and everyday citizens disappear completely from public view. He is now known in Hollywood as the guy that “fixes” things. His previous books about privacy were mostly REACTIVE and he focused on ways to hide information, clean up an online presence, and sanitize public records to avoid unwanted exposure. This 630-page textbook is PROACTIVE. It is about starting over. It is the complete guide that he would give to any new client in an extreme situation. It leaves nothing out and provides explicit details of every step he takes to make someone completely disappear, including legal documents and a chronological order of events. The information shared in this book is based on real experiences with his actual clients, and is unlike any content ever released in his other books. The stories are all true, with the exception of changed names, locations, and minor details in order to protect the privacy of those described. For many, this is the only privacy manual needed to secure a new digital life.
3rd Edition Changes & Summary
If you have the 2nd edition of this book, you may want to know what has changed in this 3rd edition. Overall, 35% of the book is brand new content and the rest has been updated to reflect changes since the previous release. All expired and outdated resources were replaced with new methods throughout every chapter. The outline is below.
CHAPTER 01: Computers
CHAPTER 02: Mobile Devices
CHAPTER 03: Digital Life
CHAPTER 04: Home Network
CHAPTER 05: Ghost Addresses
CHAPTER 06: Nomad Residency
CHAPTER 07: Legal Infrastructure
CHAPTER 08: Vehicles
CHAPTER 09: Temporary Housing
CHAPTER 10: Home Purchase
CHAPTER 11: Payments, Utilities, & Services
CHAPTER 12: Employment
CHAPTER 13: Pets
CHAPTER 14: Beyond Extreme
CHAPTER 15: Damage Control
CHAPTER 16: Physical Privacy & Security
CHAPTER 17: My Successes and Failures: Jane Doe
CHAPTER 18: My Successes and Failures: Jim Doe
CHAPTER 19: My Successes and Failures: Mary Doe
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