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Geek Reading: Evan Ratliff on How to Disappear (or Not) in the Digital World

• Electronic Frontier Foundation
Email, online banking, mobile phones and other ubiquitous technologies leave traces of ourselves that can be easily tracked. If you wanted to disappear while using these tools, could you?
To find out the answer, he went underground himself, and issued a challenge to his readers: find Evan and win $5000. While continuing to use the Internet, mobile phones — and a variety of disguises — Evan managed to stay on the run for a total of 25 days before obsessive fans tracked him down in New Orleans. The whole story is documented in the fascinating piece he published in the December 2009 issue of Wired.
On April 13, Evan will talk about his experience in a special Geek Reading event for EFF. Join us at San Francisco's 111 Minna bar for Evan's presentation on the questions of privacy, surveillance, and identity raised by his groundbreaking experiment.

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Comment by Sheila Dean
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You can hear Evan's c/o the EFF talk in it's entirety here. 

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