Art of Disappearing

The Mind – The Only Place For Freedom!

A new year and new thoughts about privacy. What I have been thinking about is what happens when smartphones go beyond being smart? I am not talking about the rise of the machines and other fine Hollywood fantasies. Although, Hollywood fantasies tend to be on the mark. What I mean is when hardware will be able to extract information from us by touch. Maybe they can now, I do not know. I am not referring to when your thumb or retina unlocks an iPhone or laptop. But when you pick up a random mobile phone or laptop will it ever be able extract our fingerprints or DNA? I know these are not original thoughts but I do feel these are thoughts we should ponder.

In privacy, the initial strategies are always how avoid or combat intrusions. It is difficult to imagine how one would go about using technology if machines could extract information from humans. The same way humans extract information from machines. Creating and protecting privacy always comes down to who is better at the game.

We know we are being tracked online and watched by the eye in the sky or the random person across from us with a Twitter account. So the question is, when do the machines come alive and join the party? When must we become concerned about that human to machine touch? How we will live free among this coming predation. Maybe the mind will be the only place available for privacy and freedom.

Frank M. Ahearn
www.FrankAhearn.com
Author of: The Art of Disappearing: 199 Essential Privacy And Disappearing Tips

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Know The Foe!

If you are in a situation where you are dealing with a predator or other type of adversary, you must embrace the idea of Know the Foe! This is not to say you should become your very own private detective and go snooping or sit surveillance on their home or business. Definitely not, leave such actions to a professional. This type of DIY could get you hurt or even worse. Always be smart in your strategy and think of potential outcomes.

Know the Foe means, a detailed profile of the adversary. Unfortunately, most assume this means a gathering of online data and databases. This has it purpose but tells your nothing of the subject. Databases and data are historical, the question is, what is happening with the predator in the here and now.

Think about where your predator lives, works, cars he or she drives. Think about their finances, travel ability, their reach and living flexibility. Think about the connections they may have in their business world. Think outside of the databases, think how extreme they are or could become.

Frank M. Ahearn
www.Disappear.Info
Author of: The Art of Disappearing, According to Sun Tzu’s, Art of War!