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Deleting your browser history can be deemed “obstruction of justice” in the US

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posted on Jun, 10 2015 @ 09:26 PM
a reply to: beezzer

Always has Benn.

posted on Jun, 10 2015 @ 09:32 PM
Doesn't matter what you believe you've deleted..your USP and the NSA keeps everything whether you like it or not.

That's why you never use your own Computer...Bwuahahahha

posted on Jun, 11 2015 @ 04:19 AM

originally posted by: Britguy
So this "Law" would also make Mozilla, Microsoft, Apple, Google etc, guilty of aiding and facilitating criminal activity by having the means to delete history built in to their browsers?

Maybe that'll be the next enforcement action then in the fight against the bogeymen, full removal of the ability to delete any history from a web browser. We'll all just have to put up with a mandatory cache spanning 10 years of browsing that can be recalled remotely by the authorities whenever we say or do something they don't like.

Not to mention a very slow computer. I thought deleting old crap that clogs your computer was mostly to avoid it being slowed down? (no different than a drain pipe and your usage of "Drano".")

posted on Jun, 11 2015 @ 04:29 AM
I guess formatting and doing a restore from backup is a treasonous act now. The horror!

posted on Jun, 11 2015 @ 02:04 PM
Let's be honest. This has little to do with what's prescribed, and more to do with maintaining profiles on websurfers.

Sure, let's leave as much info on our computers as possible so hackers and identity thieves have a field day with our info.

This drivel is like saying, "you can't throw away every piece of paper you've ever written or diddled on because, potentially sometime in the future, you may throw away information we can blackmail you with."

Who wrote these laws? Red communists? Sounds like we've been infiltrated by treasoners.

posted on Jun, 11 2015 @ 02:51 PM
a reply to: infolurker

The 'Five Eyes' nations all seem to do the same thing in ways that appear different to the public. Just today, there was some British politician saying that anyone using an application that covers their tracks is committing an offence against the State.

He said that Snowden was neither a hero or a villain and then added that he'd caused 'a discussion that was overdue, some would say long overdue.' It was essentially fluff and BS that justified the State's right to open your mail and intercept phone calls and email. Nobody with an ounce of common sense will dispute that they should have the ability to that. The conflict is in how they justify doing it and what reasonable legal framework should be designed to bring transparency and due process.

As far as deleting browser history goes, it's Internet 101 to keep browsers from lagging. Every techie in the world advises clearing caches and histories. It only matters on our side of things because every ISP is required to log our searches (they do) for a few years and the Intel services have 'man in the middle' technology that hoovers up everything anyway.

If the Wayback Machine can store a mirror of internet sites, the Five Eyes guys will have no problem having a more extensive mirror that represents something close to a four-dimensional iteration of the post 2001 web.

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