- Hardcover: 306 pages
- Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books; 3 edition (17 July 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781250010452
- ISBN-13: 978-1250010452
- ASIN: 1250010454
- Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 2.7 x 21.5 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 386 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 91,373 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Fascinating... a regular field manual... meticulously researched and very entertaining." --G. Gordon Liddy
"A subversive, disturbing, and altogether remarkable exposure of our frightening transparency to government agencies, investigators, the media, and more malign forces. This is a memorable work which should be considered by many." --Kirkus Reviews
"J.J. Luna gives the smartest, sanest, and most practical advice on just how to stay out of sight in the real world. Buy this book if you value your privacy." --Ned Beaumont, author of Beat the Border and The Policeman Is Your Friend and Other Lies
"Read this meticulously researched and highly entertaining book, learn its techniques...then vanish in plain sight!" --Lt. Patrick Picciarelli, NYPD (ret.), bestselling author of Jimmy the Wags
About the Author
In 1959, J. J. (Jack) Luna sold his outdoor advertising business in the Upper Midwest and moved with his wife and small children to Spain's Canary Islands. Outwardly, he was a professional writer and photographer. Secretly, he worked underground in an activity that was at that time illegal under the regime of Generalissimo Francisco Franco. Although many of his friends were jailed or deported, Luna was never apprehended.
In 1970 Franco moderated Spain's laws, leaving Luna free to come in from the cold. By that time, however, privacy and secrecy had become ingrained habits. In the years that followed he started up various low-profile one-person businesses, built them up, and then sold them. Since 1999 he's workedamong other thingsas an international consultant specializing in personal privacy and security.
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I thought the book could have been vastly improved if he had started it off with a threat assessment exercise where you determine what threats you face and what privacy measures would help you mitigate those threats and then proceed to give advice to solve those specific issues. For example, perhaps hiding your home address so possible serial killers (seriously that is in the book) don't find you is not your largest concern, but rather hackers stealing your identity is. Perhaps you are a small business owner and you want keep your assets and financial affairs more private to avoid looking like someone with "deep pockets" that is worth suing from your business activities.
I did find some of the chapters of his book to have some useful information in them to boost some of your privacy measures, but by and large those chapters are a small part of his overall plan and he even says of little to no use if you don't manage to hide your home address. That is his key focus in the whole book.
For the average person to implement his level 2 privacy measures you would have to live off the grid, have nothing in your name, rent your place or pay all cash and hide the ownership records, have all of your utilities and bank accounts in other people's names or only pay in cash which also creates problems and a host of other sacrifices. By the time you did all of those things you find that you *might* have privacy (remember we live in a post 9/11 big data world now) but have no life to speak of because you have given up so many other things to get it.
I had the old PDF version but did NOT know there was already a THIRD EDITION!
Anyways, good to know now.
I had been reading the first version haha.
Anyways, the bookcase perfect! Mint condition, beautiful blue hard cover and the art cover was intact and mint condition as well.
VERY GREAT information here involving personal stories from JJ Luna’s Clients.
He’s extremely informative, and suggests to steer away from using this information as a way to do illegal things HOWEVER I to just mention to AVOID using this book for illegal reasons.
The book basically shows you how to be a Law Aboding Citizen. Basically finding the loopholes in the government, and playing by their own standards yet still remaining invisible.
It’s an amazing contradictory but purchase this book here and you will NEVER regret it.
Remember, a LIBRARY, is not to have and read ALL the books to brag of, it’s to BUILD a Library to have Acess to Information at any moment you desire.
Like your iPod and music, you don’t listen to the ALL songs you have in 1 day.
It’s there, when you need it.
I HIGHLY RECCOMEND getting this book to teach you about Peovacy, why it’s important, and help you realize what your actually giving away when we all deserve and have the right to a Private lifestyle.
This is not for the paranoid, it actually has real cases that have happened to people and it’s NOT a fear tactic.
Take it all with your own judgement, it’s NOT meant to bring you fear, just brings you awareness, and the ability to take preventative measures.
Good for protecting your family too.
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