No matter where we go, we leave tracks and clues of our existence without even knowing. Our electronic footprint becomes our invisible trail. In this day in age where the world seems to be at our fingertips and social media plays a huge role in our daily lives, it’s hard not to leave part of our digital selves for others to find.
Whether you’re fascinated by the idea of disappearing, want to erase your digital footprint, or simply concerned about your safety and privacy, knowing how to become invisible is a survival skill that will come in handy.
Through the easy-to-follow instructions, tips, tricks, and professional anecdotes in How to Disappear and Live off the Grid: A CIA Insider's Guide, you’ll learn to vanish without a trace from John Kiriakou, a former CIA counterterrorism officer and senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee responsible for the capture of Abu Zubaydah.
Related collections and offers
|Sold by:||SIMON & SCHUSTER|
|File size:||2 MB|
About the Author
John Kiriakou is a former CIA operative and senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. A target of the Obama administration’s war on whistleblowers, he remains the only US official to serve time behind bars after revelations of CIA “enhanced interrogation” practices, despite openly opposing the torture program. He maintains that his case was about exposing torture, not leaking information, adding, he “would do it all over again.” He currently resides in Arlington, Virginia, with his family.
Table of Contents
Author's Note ix
Dichotomy of Pursuers 1
Funding Your Flight 15
Dichotomy of Fugitives 19
Impact of Special Circumstances 27
Practical Steps in Disappearing 33
Practical Steps in the Worst-Case Situation 39
The Psychology and Skills for Survival 43
Preparing for Survival 49
Survival Movements in the Wilderness 57
The Use of Disguises While Disappearing 61
Practical Steps for Maintaining Safe Contacts 67
Searching for Secure Communications 75
Maintaining Contacts in the Digital World 79
Digital Fingerprints 89
The Challenge of Social Security 93
Use of a Fake Identity 97
Living Off the Grid 101
Tactical Considerations for Living Off the Grid 109
Automotive Vulnerabilities 111
An Island Destination 117
Cyber Developments and Living Off the Grid 121
Conclusion: The Psychological Costs of Living Off the Grid-Is It Worth It? 129
About the Author 137