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Google 'Pressure Cookers' and 'Backpacks,' Get a Visit from the Cops

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The Atlantic Wire: Michele Catalano was looking for information online about pressure cookers. Her husband, in the same time frame, was Googling backpacks. Wednesday morning, six men from a joint terrorism task force showed up at their house to see if they were terrorists. Which prompts the question: How'd the government know what they were Googling?
Zhazam! Yes, Google does send everything you enter into their search engines to the feds.

For a Fed free search experience try duckduckgo.com
 

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Zhazam! Yes, Google does send everything you enter into their search engines to the feds.

For a Fed free search experience try duckduckgo.com
After the Boston bombing I Goggled how to make a pressure cooker bomb and figure I made some sort of list. Next time I try to fly might be interesting.:lol:
 

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Zhazam! Yes, Google does send everything you enter into their search engines to the feds.

For a Fed free search experience try duckduckgo.com
Damn, now you gave away our secret. :lol:
 

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Zhazam! Yes, Google does send everything you enter into their search engines to the feds.

For a Fed free search experience try duckduckgo.com
I prefer Startpage.com myself. It uses the Google engine behind a mask.
 

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After the Boston bombing I Goggled how to make a pressure cooker bomb and figure I made some sort of list. Next time I try to fly might be interesting.:lol:
I don't fly in the US cause to be blunt I don't like being practically strip searched. I go by car instead. The only time I fly anymore is when I go out of country.
 

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Zhazam! Yes, Google does send everything you enter into their search engines to the feds.

For a Fed free search experience try duckduckgo.com
Stay classy America.
 

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The obvious cure here...get rid of the government.

Take away their access to our money and their printing presses.
 

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After the Boston bombing I Goggled how to make a pressure cooker bomb and figure I made some sort of list. Next time I try to fly might be interesting.:lol:
You flatter yourself... ;)

It looks like a smear piece if you see the pic of SWAT types behind ballistic shields and a huddled family on the porch. Nothing of the sort happened. Investigators from the local PD in casual clothes came asked questions and left.

The FBI can and does monitor sites for child predators, and other such pervs across the world wide web- just how did you think they were doing that?

I'd say shut it all down, no keywords of any sort can be used to track activity, be it kiddie porn or how to's on bombs and other mayhem.

Yeah THAT would be a real crowd pleaser! :roll:
 

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I prefer Startpage.com myself. It uses the Google engine behind a mask.
They all do. You are hiding from google--basically using a proxy--but not really the men in black. If they cannot already, they will just track you to the site and their search and then your clicking on whatever link and you are back in direct monitoring. If you have a static IP address yo are pretty screwed and even if you don't, with service providers rolling over, they can still link it to you if you visit any of the sites with log-ins like DP, Amazon, etc and then build the file through the backdoor.

That said, the gubbermint is going to be more worried about you if you are calling your cousin the drug dealing terrorist than they are if you are buying a John Holmes vibrator and industrial lubricants and copies of Midgets Gone Wild videos. The computers put it together, but there is still going to be a threshold of garbage before it hits human eyes unless you are already being targeted.
 

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They all do. You are hiding from google--basically using a proxy--but not really the men in black. If they cannot already, they will just track you to the site and their search and then your clicking on whatever link and you are back in direct monitoring. If you have a static IP address yo are pretty screwed and even if you don't, with service providers rolling over, they can still link it to you if you visit any of the sites with log-ins like DP, Amazon, etc and then build the file through the backdoor.

That said, the gubbermint is going to be more worried about you if you are calling your cousin the drug dealing terrorist than they are if you are buying a John Holmes vibrator and industrial lubricants and copies of Midgets Gone Wild videos. The computers put it together, but there is still going to be a threshold of garbage before it hits human eyes unless you are already being targeted.
So very true. One of the reasons all my really important research and technical files are NOT on a connected system. If I need to message somebody about those, the message is ROBUSTLY encrypted and typically buried. They keep all those but even with serious computing power behind them the likelihood is they will probably not break the encryption scheme in the near to medium term. I do other things too to keep my messages private, but I always assume somebody is trying to look at them even if it isn't the case. They may have who, and when I am talking to someone, but they don't have the all important what about, and why, they are left to guess which may or may not be accurate.
 

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Zhazam! Yes, Google does send everything you enter into their search engines to the feds.

For a Fed free search experience try duckduckgo.com

I just googled it to see if they will waste a trip to Canada ..... I'll let you know the results. :D
 

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Zhazam! Yes, Google does send everything you enter into their search engines to the feds.

For a Fed free search experience try duckduckgo.com
So. All you guilty people!! Switch search engines!!

I think ya'll are making a big deal about nothing. My business was checked out by the FBI; I never thought a thing about it.

I owned a printing/office services company and often ordered 100% rag paper on which to print customer stationery. Apparently, at that time, when printers ordered above a certain quantity of 100% rag paper, the Feds were notified to make sure it wasn't part of a counterfeiting operation.

That required clandestine reporting. Big deal.

Pay for a car in cash and you'll get behind the scenes scrutiny; deposit more than (I think it's) $9,000 in cash into a bank? Same thing. That stuff's been going on for years.

Where have you been?
 

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Zhazam! Yes, Google does send everything you enter into their search engines to the feds.

For a Fed free search experience try duckduckgo.com
I'm going to do those sercahas constantly just to waste the cops time.
 

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I don't fly in the US cause to be blunt I don't like being practically strip searched. I go by car instead. The only time I fly anymore is when I go out of country.
I'm lifetime Gold through AA. If you quit tipping the TSA crew they won't feel you up. :lol:
 

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So. All you guilty people!! Switch search engines!!

I think ya'll are making a big deal about nothing. My business was checked out by the FBI; I never thought a thing about it.

I owned a printing/office services company and often ordered 100% rag paper on which to print customer stationery. Apparently, at that time, when printers ordered above a certain quantity of 100% rag paper, the Feds were notified to make sure it wasn't part of a counterfeiting operation.

That required clandestine reporting. Big deal.

Pay for a car in cash and you'll get behind the scenes scrutiny; deposit more than (I think it's) $9,000 in cash into a bank? Same thing. That stuff's been going on for years.

Where have you been?
Still, it's kind of embarrassing to get a visit from the feds while you still have the meth lab set up in the kitchen. <---- IT'S JUST A JOKE.:shock:
 
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