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

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posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 09:42 AM
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reply to post by jaffo
 


Naw Dude Bro, just pointing out the obvious. Do you even lift?

MOTF!




posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 10:05 AM
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S & F.

Police were told about the man's google searches on a company machine by his former employer, who initiated contact with them.

THE BIG QUESTION, is how in hell police knew what the wife had searched, from her machine AT HOME, without checking the machine itself?

They must have accessed their provider records, or something more sinister like big Big Brother.



posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 10:20 AM
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Originally posted by setibuddies
S & F.

Police were told about the man's google searches on a company machine by his former employer, who initiated contact with them.

THE BIG QUESTION, is how in hell police knew what the wife had searched, from her machine AT HOME, without checking the machine itself?

They must have accessed their provider records, or something more sinister like big Big Brother.


There is nothing in her story or the police press statement that states the police asked anything about her internet searches. Her husband search out 'pressure cooker bomb' and that's the problem. The blogger made the leap that it had to do with her activity.

Look back over her second hand account:

Meanwhile, they were peppering my husband with questions. Where is he from? Where are his parents from? They asked about me, where was I, where do I work, where do my parents live. Do you have any bombs, they asked. Do you own a pressure cooker? My husband said no, but we have a rice cooker. Can you make a bomb with that? My husband said no, my wife uses it to make quinoa. What the hell is quinoa, they asked.

They searched the backyard. They walked around the garage, as much as one could walk around a garage strewn with yardworking equipment and various junk. They went back in the house and asked more questions.

Have you ever looked up how to make a pressure cooker bomb? My husband, ever the oppositional kind, asked them if they themselves weren’t curious as to how a pressure cooker bomb works, if they ever looked it up. Two of them admitted they did.

By this point they had realized they were not dealing with terrorists. They asked my husband about his work, his visits to South Korea and China. The tone was conversational.

They never asked to see the computers on which the searches were done. They never opened a drawer or a cabinet. They left two rooms unsearched. I guess we didn’t fit the exact profile they were looking for so they were just going through the motions.
medium.com

It was the blooger that put herself in the middle of the story when the visit had nothing to do with her.
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posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 10:30 AM
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It's just proof that they are scooping up everyone's information and profiling all along the way. If they weren't watching and scanning everything how would they possibly know what you were searching for on your browser?

Police State Paranoia



posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 10:38 AM
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UPDATE







How'd the government know what they were Googling?

Update, 7:05 p.m.: Because the Googling happened at work.

The Suffolk County Police Department released a statement this evening that answers the great mystery of the day.


Suffolk County Criminal Intelligence Detectives received a tip from a Bay Shore based computer company regarding suspicious computer searches conducted by a recently released employee. The former employee’s computer searches took place on this employee’s workplace computer. On that computer, the employee searched the terms “pressure cooker bombs” and “backpacks.”

After interviewing the company representatives, Suffolk County Police Detectives visited the subject’s home to ask about the suspicious internet searches. The incident was investigated by Suffolk County Police Department’s Criminal Intelligence Detectives and was determined to be non-criminal in nature.

www.theatlanticwire.com...



posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 10:38 AM
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Originally posted by Thai69
Start Googling "how to enslave and rape ETF at your door as a result of Googling". lol.


HA HA HA HA HA HA
Superb!!
2nd



posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 11:09 AM
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This begs the question... who is more paranoid at this point in time, the US Government, or its citizens?



posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 11:32 AM
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As with anyone in the media spotlight (unwilling or willing in this case) the internet has been hard at work to profile the blogger. It happens all the time & normally I ignore it, but this bit of information is just too poetic.

From a 2004 blog debate, the blogger is described as "firmly and unwaveringly behind Bush and his strategy to fight the war on terror." You can read the debate here

I had read other postings about how she defended & stood up for all the new security measures, but the above is an archived article which contains her own words.

I guess all those "security" measures are only good when the don't apply to her.



posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 11:38 AM
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it would be interesting if hundreds of individuals did the same, using trigger words that set off these spy machines, sending dozens and dozens of agents out on wild goose chases. As Nelson would say..... Ha Ha..........

EVERYONE should NOW KNOW that EVERY bit of communication that you put on the web or by means of phone,or radio is subject to being recorded to use against you. Thats just what the United States has become, a prelude to the Tyranny to come.

Thats what you can call 'Change' 0bama style



posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 11:39 AM
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That gave me a good chuckle.

MOTF!



posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 11:39 AM
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DD
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posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 11:44 AM
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THE BIG QUESTION, is how in hell police knew what the wife had searched, from her machine AT HOME, without checking the machine itself?

Not really that big a question, actually. If you are on line, your key strokes are monitored for flagged words or phrases.

A bigger question might be why the police thought that real terrorists would google that stuff anyway? Real terrorists would just go buy any stuff they intend to use instead of announcing it online.

In my opinion, measures to thwart freedom of speech employing little effort and reaching as wide an audience as possible.



posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 12:04 PM
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What do you mean, entering the Serial and Info? You mean the Windows registration and screens like it where you do all that at the initial install? I'd imagine all that is also recorded and indexed out somewhere. At this point, we can probably find copies of most in an NSA database somewhere, too. After all, when they measure their data server space by acres as much as Sq. Feet, you do have to wonder just WHAT in the world takes all that data space? Well....

In terms of actual tracking? I don't believe that data would be valuable in overall tracking. To track a specific person, after you know who you are after? Sure.. It might help. However, the only data which would be useful to track people with in the general 'search mode', so to speak? Would be data tags that cannot be changed or modified by the target, right? Otherwise, they look at their billions in hardware and just have a nervous breakdown upon realizing a kid with a 100k text file could teach everyone who reads it, how to send their system into pretzel like paths of chasing their own tails.

Now...Intel's hardware based serial # was intended to be permanently embedded in the microchip and then something a service online could query. Like a license plate on a car, if the plate were stamped into the sheet metal of the car itself, to be easily read from a distance.

Hope that helps, at least in what I was referring to? (I'm sure any technical errors will see someone along to correct them...lol)



posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 12:06 PM
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Actually, no it's not. The explanation for this has been posted here several times, on this very page in fact. But hey, why let facts get in the way of a good paranoia, right? My point being, there is enough real fire about this issue we could be attacking without wasting time on what is clearly not a case of Big Brother looking over someone's shoulder. I mean really, they were alerted that someone had been performing searches for backpack bombs. If they didn't look into it, they wouldn't be doing their job. Deny Ignorance.



posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 12:08 PM
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(Hands over a fine Cuban cigar and a big fresh carrot from the special stock hidden for the right occasion)

Thank You! That makes perfect sense and I can only wonder why the media didn't hammer that question on first contact for this story. I sure would have, if writing it with access to question pretty much anyone involved. How How How....would be the overriding question to 'what' they searched.

Anyway, perhaps a mystery entirely solved then? Definitely solved in a way that eliminates the scary possibilities, eh?

Your diligence is appreciated.



posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 12:24 PM
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I think it's retarded as hell so I searched for these items all day at work yesterday. In regards to being careful what I search for... wtf ever.



posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 12:27 PM
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So searching that term on the internet warrants an investigation? So what do they do when someone looks up Atom Bomb at the library? So if you watch Dexter on T.V. every now and again, or read murder mysteries at the library then you're a murderer and should be investigated.



posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 12:29 PM
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"Oh its because the Googling was happening at work! Of course! Oh i see! All is well now and I can go back to sleep believing my online activities are not actually being followed and monitored at all times!"

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posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 12:30 PM
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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000

Thank You! That makes perfect sense and I can only wonder why the media didn't hammer that question on first contact for this story.


Thanks Rabbit..And we both know the answer to your question above...Unfortunately the FIRST question most of the media asks is...What Headline will SELL...Boost hits on the site..increase ad revenues etc.

Somewhere down on the list of questions the media asks is...what are the facts?

Most "news" sources operate in this manner. If need be, they can sometimes "update" a story or if hammered enough sometimes even issue a very small font "retraction"...but always the headline first...it makes MONEY.



posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 12:38 PM
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Originally posted by Skyfloating
"Oh its because the Googling was happening at work! Of course! Oh i see! All is well now and I can go back to sleep believing my online activities are not actually being followed and monitored at all times!"

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I have employees...and I have fired many over my career. We always clean up the PC after they leave, most times the employee wipes thier PC before they leave and that's cool with me too. But on occassion we find crazy crap. There are wacko's out there. If I fire someone and find crazy crap on thier PC after they leave, it's my peroggative to report it to the cops. The PC, and IP addy are linked to MY business. I know a client who reported one of thier own employees when they discovered he had been visiting child porn sites. Now...Pressure cookers and back packs? Don't know the whole story...but if the firing was ugly...maybe the employee told the boss "you will be sorry" or something like that...and then the boss discovers Pressure Cooker and Backpack searches on the PC the same day they are fired? I don't know...I can see a scenario where the boss might be concerned for the safety of other workers and himself.

Anything you do on a WORK PC with a WORK IP is subject to scrutiny by your employer...you want to browse porn...do it on your own Laptop/Tablet...not during work hours...or hope your boss doesn't care.

Just saying...My 2 cents anyways.
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