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Privacy Tools and Resources

Reading time: 3 – 5 minutes

Privacy tools are important so here at How To Vanish is a bag of tricks that focus on actionable items to protect your privacy. It is a map to safely traverse the minefield of threats to your personal and financial privacy. The privacy tools, tips and techniques are effective in the face of many different threats, just like a good minefield map protects you against all kinds of mines that may exist.

Knowledge of the general and specific threats is a helpful part of following the map. It can help you to be more creative in finding solutions that fit your needs and can help you identify other potential threats that have not yet been covered.

Below are several privacy focused videos that discuss many of the general threats to your privacy. They are excellent privacy tools and resources that explain the methods used against you, and the institutions and policies that are contributing to the destruction of privacy in the US and around the world.

PRIVACY TOOLS: List of Videos

Big Brother Big Business
Frontline: Top Secret America
Online 1984
Privacy Is Dead…Get Over It.


Length: 1 hr. 28 mins.

A CNBC program documenting the corporations involved in collecting personal information and how that affects many people.


Length: 7 minutes

This is just an introduction of a more complete story on the topic, but it is very helpful.



Length: 10 minutes

A short documentary about Facebook and privacy.


Length: 2 hours 3 minutes

A presentation given by a private investigator who details the main ways he gathers information about individuals without even leaving his desk. He is very candid and open and strangely provides a lot of privacy tools and tips to make his job harder.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: The Drifter is a California attorney. He holds a degree in Accounting from the University of Utah and a law degree from California Western School of Law. He practices civil litigation, domestic and foreign business entity formation and transactions, criminal defense and privacy law. He is a strong advocate of personal and financial freedom and civil liberties. This is merely one article of 8 by .
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