You never knew. That was his power. The greatest trick [he] ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. And like that, poof. He’s gone.
— The Usual Suspects

Edward Snowden’s much-watched globetrotting made some folks at NatGeo wonder: “Would it be possible for someone without his connections — in our increasingly connected age — to travel undetected?” Well, if you’re really determined, it pays to get some advice from Frank Ahearn, author of How to Disappear: Erase Your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, and Vanish without a Trace. I’m pretty sure most people could get away undetected. The hard part would be resisting the urge to update their Facebook status or Tweet about it.

+ “I wish I’d written it.” Here’s an interesting look at Snowden, through the eyes of a spy novelist.

+ In the Internet age, what you say (or said) can be used against you. From Ars Technica: In 2009, Ed Snowden said leakers “should be shot.”