A woman searched on google for "pressure cookers". At about the same time frame her husband was looking for "backpacks ".
They got a visit from the cops.
I'm not really an alarmist type of guy, but this is certainly interesting.
Also, as far as I know i was the only person who was concerned with the way the " aurthorities " were conducting those house to house searches in Watertown. And the amount of fuss that was put on the whole damn thing. And ths from liberals and conservative . Demo and repub. doesn't anyone give a Shhit ?
It appears that anyone willing to do anything about it is tried for espionage or treason.
There are 10 kinds of people. Those that understand binary and those that don't.
Loc: Alexandria, VA
According to her account, at some point she Googled "pressure cooker" while around the same time her husband apparently searched for backpacks. Weeks pass and they get the visit from the authorities, when her husband is asked, among other things, if they own a pressure cooker or had ever searched about how to make a bomb from one ...
Now, I can see where one can make the logical assumption these events are related -- 2+2=4, after all ...
But so does 1+3, 1+1+1+1 and 1+2+1 ... the reason for the visit by the authorities could have only tangentially been related to the family's googling, or perhaps unrelated completely. Apparently her husband didn't ask.
As the article you linked states WAY down the page:
"It is also possible that there were other factors that prompted the government's interest in Catalano and her husband. He travels to Asia, she notes in her article. Who knows."
And then rather stupidly adds: "Which is largely Catalano's point."
No, actually, her point is that she assumes the visit is a result of her family's Googling activities and that therefore the government must be reading her searches ...
... which very well may be true. But so may a lot of other causes and Ms. Catalano's account doesn't offer much in the way of real proof. The real question is what in fact prompted the visit from the authorities? THEN we can start worrying about the government accessing internet searches if that's the reason ...
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