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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    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.
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    Re: Google 'Pressure Cookers' and 'Backpacks,' Get a Visit from the Cops

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    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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    Re: Google 'Pressure Cookers' and 'Backpacks,' Get a Visit from the Cops

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    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.
    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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    Re: Google 'Pressure Cookers' and 'Backpacks,' Get a Visit from the Cops

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    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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    Re: Google 'Pressure Cookers' and 'Backpacks,' Get a Visit from the Cops

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

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    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.
    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!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    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.
    Last year I drove 1000 miles to avoid the airport BS so you are preaching to the choir here.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    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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