Aug 022013
 August 2, 2013  Posted by  Misc, Surveillance

Yesterday, Twitter started to explode over a blog post by a Long Island woman who said law enforcement showed up at her home because she had Google searched pressure cookers, while her husband had searched for backpacks, and her son might have been reading up on the Boston bombing.

It made for great fodder for those concerned about government surveillance of domestic activities and our search habits, but it turns out the explanation was far more mundane: law enforcement had gotten a tip from the woman’s husband’s former employer.

TechCrunch has the details.

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