Classic Google Search “Mixup”
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?
A family spending some down time on good ‘ol Google get pinned for being terrorists. I’ve seen this story 100 times…wait…no I haven’t. Ok, this is getting ridiculous. You’re going to sit there and tell me this is the best way to catch a terrorist? By looking at what people search on Google? Let me tell something, you are going to get some pretty strange combinations out there. I mean, imagine doing this in a college neighborhood? Google search history: How to make Ramen Noodles, porn, porn, wikipedia, porn, spark notes, porn, porn, wwe, espn, porn. All you would find are porn addicted plagiarizers. Government, breathe in deep, and take another crack at it.
PS- To test this out I am going to have my roommate search “places to buy harpoon guns” while I search “endangered species habitats” in the other room. PITA is going to burn my house down.
PSS- Search history on a friends’ phone (no lie): “Danny Trejo’s net worth, Miley Cyrus tits”. One right after the other. What do you think’s going on at his house? Crack that code.