Thursday, August 01, 2013

Read this before you start believing that Google searches can bring the government knocking on your door

The New York Daily News' Josh Greenman tips us off:

Hat tip: BadBlue Tech News.


Vaughan said...

Thanks for the clarification.

Anonymous said...

I think you meant, "...can't bring the government knocking on your door."

Just wanted to clarify because your headline threw me off at first.

Rob Crawford said...

How does this make a difference? Misuse of employer resources?

Anonymous said...

But... Google searches DID bring the government knocking on her door.

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:01 - the PERTINENT fact is that is was not Fed snoops, but in-house IT that was looking over the shoulder (after the fact). Also, it would appear that Michelle is fibbing, it was hubby who searched both items and in context.

Anonymous said...

If any of the wife's words can still be trusted:

"Six gentleman in casual clothes emerged from the vehicles and spread out as they walked toward the house, two toward the backyard on one side, two on the other side, two toward the front door."

This sounds a lot more confrontational to me than "detectives visited the subject's home to ask about the suspicious internet searches" suggests. Police aren't immune from misleading statements, either. PR is important to them.