A Google Search Could Get Your Home Raided. Vol: Police State.

Joined Dec 1, 2011
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?

The men identified themselves as members of the "joint terrorism task force." The composition of such task forces depend on the region of the country, but, as we outlined after the Boston bombings, include a variety of federal agencies. Among them: the FBI and Homeland Security.

(Update, 12:50 p.m.: The Guardian confirmed with the FBI that the agency was aware of the visit, but that it was conducted by local police on Long Island. Local police forces participate in joint terrorism task forces, as in the Boston example above and as described by the Department of Homeland Security here. The FBI describes its Joint Terrorism Task Force on Long Island as covering those two counties.)
More of the story here: http://www.theatlanticwire.com/nati...knocking-doors-because-google-searches/67864/

I just wanted to bring this to everyone's attention.

They mentioned that they do this about 100 times a week. And that 99 of those visits turn out to be nothing. I don’t know what happens on the other 1% of visits and I’m not sure I want to know what my neighbors are up to.

One hundred times a week, groups of six armed men drive to houses in three black SUVs, conducting consented-if-casual searches of the property perhaps in part because of things people looked up online.
This happens 100 times a week. Across two counties. There are over 3000 counties in the continential U.S. alone. All that wasted money for a 99% failure rate. :smh:

Hope y'all got your passports. I definitely got mine.
Joined Jul 18, 2012
Failure rate is a good thing. Better safe than sorry. I got no issue w/ this.
Joined Jul 19, 2012
but they have to watch us all constantly and monitor us while building profiles in complete secrecy to protect us, my dude.

I can't remember a single time this widespread use of surveillance has failed to keep Americans safe in the past 10 years.
Joined Dec 26, 2004
Failure rate is a good thing. Better safe than sorry. I got no issue w/ this.
Well I hope you don't come up with any business ideas and happen to do some online research on it. Someone could piece together what your trying to make. It could be a bomb, but it also could be at patent that sets you and generations for life. Is it still cool if they catch wind of that?
Joined Jan 17, 2007
Man if they make pr0n terror it's finna be a NT summit in Guantanamo...

...Ns tap tap pullin 'fore they get water boarded and **** :lol: .
Joined Aug 7, 2012

A little off topic but i wouldnt be surprised if there are drones up in the sky following certain people who google sketchy things, what yall think ?
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