Top positive review
One of two books that lead the field - Outstanding
Reviewed in the United States on October 30, 2015
I bought this book as a direct result of buying "Open Source Intelligence Techniques: Resources for Searching and Analyzing Online Information" by the same author. Check out the author's bio and it is pretty clear he was/is totally obsessive, in a good way, about documenting his investigative methods, leading to the birth of this book and a well sought after corporate trainer. I happily paid the higher price to obtain the print edition, even though, as I mention below, the kindle edition is much cheaper (I like having the physical book in my collection, what can I say?).
The tools, methodologies and frameworks for locating personal information, removing it, creating diversionary information in its place and best practices for hiding future moves make the purchase price seem modest. I have been combing both this and the above mentioned book, neglecting the rest of my vast library because the information is presented in such a pragmatic, logical fashion to make it accessible by both novices to privacy concerns/investigations as well as experienced practitioners.
There is absolutely no fluff in this edition. It is well edited and a manual that you can follow along, as I often do, trying the techniques on your computer as the book guides you. Everything is well explained, and the author is not shy about offering additional sources for expounding on individual tactics or methods by including links etc.
The author's website serves as a digital companion and hosts many of the tools that are discussed at length in the book. Using the book to learn a tool, finding the tool on the website and experimenting with it is not only fun, but a great learning experience.
I cannot recommend this book enough. Just what I was looking for - immediately implementable solutions to locating personal information online, securing it, and proceeding without a trace.
Note: The JJ Luna book "How To Be Invisible" is an excellent companion to this edition. If you use Amazon Kindle and have an interest in this subject, you can get both books for under $25. The information contained in both books is worth far more in practice.