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Reddit reviews on How to Be Invisible: Protect Your Home, Your Children, Your Assets, and Your Life

Sentiment score: 4
Reddit mentions: 10

We found 10 Reddit mentions of How to Be Invisible: Protect Your Home, Your Children, Your Assets, and Your Life. Here are the top ones.

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Found 10 comments on How to Be Invisible: Protect Your Home, Your Children, Your Assets, and Your Life:

u/CharlieBA · 6 pointsr/technology

Email service Lavabit abruptly shut down citing government interference

Snowden's email provider, Lavabit, shutters citing legal pressure


JJ Luna writes:

"If the feds every go after you: No email you've ever sent will be secure. No previous cell phone numbers (in or out) will remain hidden. If you carry a smartphone, any remaining shred of privacy will disappear."




"I have been forced to make a difficult decision: to become complicit in crimes against the American people or walk away from nearly ten years of hard work by shutting down Lavabit. After significant soul searching, I have decided to suspend operations. I wish that I could legally share with you the events that led to my decision. I cannot. I feel you deserve to know what’s going on--the first amendment is supposed to guarantee me the freedom to speak out in situations like this. Unfortunately, Congress has passed laws that say otherwise. As things currently stand, I cannot share my experiences over the last six weeks, even though I have twice made the appropriate requests.

What’s going to happen now? We’ve already started preparing the paperwork needed to continue to fight for the Constitution in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. A favorable decision would allow me resurrect Lavabit as an American company.

This experience has taught me one very important lesson: without congressional action or a strong judicial precedent, I would strongly recommend against anyone trusting their private data to a company with physical ties to the United States.

Ladar Levison
Owner and Operator, Lavabit LLC"



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u/biznonymous · 5 pointsr/smallbusiness

Hi, I'm also an online business owner that wished to remain anonymous when I started about ten years ago. Throwaway account for hopefully obvious reasons. Like you, it's not nefarious. We sell a normal, high quality product... I just value personal privacy. A couple things have worked for me.

Method 1 was using a "Doing Business As", or DBA for short. This one's easy. Usually when you get a business license, you will have the opportunity to register any DBAs. This is usually used if your business name is, for example, Widget Holdings, LLC, but your store is called "Widgets R Us".

But you can also add whatever you want as a DBA. So you can add a personal name. This legally let me still use an assumed name while doing my business, sign contracts, add the name to a business bank account so checks to this name can be cashed, etc. without using or revealing your own name.

Method 2 is if you want a little more in-depth privacy. You can create a Limited Liability Company, or LLC, for a similar purpose. For example, you would register Sally Draper LLC in a state with lax information requirements like Wyoming, Nevada, Delaware etc. Since LLCs are often legally treated as a person, you may now use Sally Draper when opening bank accounts, owning or registering property, even signing a lease, etc. without ever revealing your name.

If you want to do this with nearly complete anonymity, you can find people in these states who will perform a unique service for you: You register the LLC, and are only required to list an agent and in-state address, which this person provides. Any official LLC mail will be directed to their address and forwarded to you, and these people will not reveal the name or information of the owner/principal(s) of these companies unless compelled by a search warrant. So if you aren't concerned about the law, this is golden. Usually costs a couple-to-a-few hundred a year. If you want more guidance, How To Be Invisible is an excellent resource for this and a great many more aspects of remaining private in situations like yours.

Just one word of caution from my own experience using an assumed name: First, my thing really took off and despite my caution, locals eventually found out about my business, including people who knew my real name. Out of the blue, a well-known local magazine reached out to do a write-up. Now, do I use my business name and confuse people who know me? Or use my real name and compromise my setup? I chose to stick with my DBA since it was professional, but either path leads to some confusion.

Also don't let customers do local pickups! Drop off or make 'em pay shipping. Locally, it's not that expensive.

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u/alsalahad · 4 pointsr/privacy

You can check this book : How to Be Invisible: Protect Your Home, Your Children, Your Assets, and Your Life. This book has full guides how to be anonymously for our physical and digital. There's one reviewer say that this book takes you too extremist about privacy in life, but I think you can choose the method of this book offer where you like to try or useless.

u/batman1285 · 4 pointsr/ifiwonthelottery

I'm not worried in the slightest. This book has everything you need to know to make yourself "invisible" and impossible to find if you want to be left alone by friends and family.

I'd pick up some acreage or a ranch and work towards having an amazing off grid, self sufficient lifestyle. I'd invest and make sure my children and eventual grandchildren were able to pursue their dreams and goals with no risk of ever being destitute.

I'd be content to just spend life relaxing, eating great food and creating art or music.

u/ydnar · 3 pointsr/privacy

This is the most comprehensive online guide I've found.
> http://billstclair.com/matrix/

Also good reads..
> How to Be Invisible by JJ Luna

> How to Disappear by Frank M. Ahearn

u/Techgeek537 · 2 pointsr/computerforensics

No problem at all, I'll explain.

I'm new to the forensic department mt past experience has been with areas not directly related to computers, the below is one such example of a field that contains almost no computer related content:

This book is pretty much the top in the feild despite being a few years old, and metions very little (if anything) about computers.

u/veritanuda · 1 pointr/techsnap

Start with this book and then try and think about privacy as a philosophy in the same way you need to think of security as a philosophy.

It is a life choice, not a bolt on accessory.

u/1984utopia · 1 pointr/privacy

Some of the chapters from this and this might be useful to you