Google Search Sparks Joint Terrorism Task Force Visit … Or … ‘Pressure Cookers, Backpacks And Quinoa, Oh My!’

pressure cookers, backpacks and quinoa, oh my! (Writing Out Loud, August 1, 2013):

It was a confluence of magnificent proportions that led six agents from the joint terrorism task force to knock on my door Wednesday morning. Little did we know our seemingly innocent, if curious to a fault, Googling of certain things was creating a perfect storm of terrorism profiling. Because somewhere out there, someone was watching. Someone whose job it is to piece together the things people do on the internet raised the red flag when they saw our search history.

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