Streisand Effect

How to Disappear & Remove Online Information

I am posting the Digital Hit Man online.

The Run Down:

There are a few ways to remove your information from a website, such as politely asking them to remove the information, hacking the site and creating massive destruction, or creating a pretext that prompts them to remove the information. Unfortunately, asking does not always work and sometimes the request you make could backfire in your face and create the Streisand Effect.

The Streisand effect is primarily an online phenomenon in which an attempt to hide or remove a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely. It is named after American entertainer Barbra Streisand, whose attempt in 2003 to suppress photographs of her residence inadvertently generated further publicity.

As far as hacking goes, most of us do not know how to hack, so that’s probably a dead end street. It is also illegal, and what’s the point of that? Why get your-self jammed up?

Pretext: Creating a lie to cloak your true intentions in order to obtain or manipulate information

If hacking or asking to remove your information is not a viable option, you can always attempt a pretext. Pretext is all about lying and convincing the bastard who is posting your information to remove the information. There is good pretext and then there is bad pretext. Good pretext is “Hi. I’m being stalked. Can you please take information down off your site?” And bad pretext is “Hi. This is the FBI. We need you to remove information from your site.”  That is a no-no!

Part of my writing dilemma was trying to figure out how to take this deception in my head and put it on paper and have it make sense because some things in my head just do not make sense when I put them on paper. Then again, at times it seems a lot of things in my head make no sense. After the disappearing washed from my veins and the new blood of deception arrived, I had to figure out and somehow categorize the deception, and this is what I came up with.

The Tools of Online Deception

Digital DNA: Locating all of your online information and preparing for combat.

Corp-Distort-Delete: Distorting your online accounts.

The Pretext Solution: Pretexting website to remove your online information.

Digital Distortion: Creating same name websites with different extensions and then stripping negative information and replacing it with positive or neutral information on your sites.

Fake Digital Identities: Creating websites, blogs and social sites that all share your name.

Photo Distortion and Photo Doubles: The utilization of fake photos 

Propagation: Marketing the shit out of your online information.

Total War: When all else fails, Total War means going head to head with the websites.

These are the tools I came up with and that I believe will assist you in combating your online information. So sit back, strap in and let’s go for a ride.

Frank M Ahearn
www.Frankahearn.com
Author of: The Little Black Book Of Skip Tracing: Creating Pretext, Mastering Social Engineering And Finding Anyone Anywhere