Byline: Evan Ratliff; 2009-11-20; Wired;
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"August 13, 6:40 PM: I’m driving East out of San Francisco on I-80, fleeing my life under the cover of dusk. Having come to the interstate by a circuitous route, full of quick turns and double backs, I’m reasonably sure that no one is following me. I keep checking the rearview mirror anyway. From this point on, there’s no such thing as sure. Being too sure will get me caught. . . . "
Description:Wired's series on Evan Ratliff's attempt to vanish in the digital age, leaving his real identity behind and assuming a new one as a coast-to-coast search by readers ensues.
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