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(Mediaite)   It is now safe to Google "pressure cooker" and "backpack" again. *freedom tear*   (mediaite.com ) divider line
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2013-08-02 01:23:02 PM  
3 votes:
The reason so many people freaked out is because this incident, which in the past would have been dismissed out of hand or not even reported, is now plausible, The government is watching people like never before, and in the wake of the Boston bombing, you expect law enforcement to be overzealous, just like after 9/11 and people taking photos of government buildings.
2013-08-02 01:59:20 PM  
2 votes:

justtray: I think specifically the guy who was convinced the feds had come because the picture in the article had feds with guns in it. (not realizing it was from the boston bombing situation)


That was my favorite part of the whole thread.

Also, there were 342 comments in the thread about outrage. There are (now) 21 in this thread about, "Oh, nevermind".
2013-08-02 01:42:35 PM  
2 votes:

mr lawson: Car_Ramrod: They were doing these searches at work? That may have been an important piece of information, lady. I was under the impression they were just lounging about, doing this at their own computers. Goddamnit. Way to cry wolf.

At the time of the search, that was the impression the cops gave her. A couple of days later after being informed by the cops otherwise, she corrected her article.


What was the impression the cops gave her? That they were using their own computers instead of their work computers? That doesn't make any sense whatsoever.

"Most of it was innocent enough. I had researched pressure cookers. My husband was looking for a backpack."

is different than

Suffolk County Criminal Intelligence Detectives received a tip from a Bay Shore based computer company regarding suspicious computer searches conducted by a recently released employee.  The former employee's computer searches took place on this employee's workplace computer.   On that computer, the employee searched the terms "pressure cooker bombs" and "backpacks."

She acted like she was minding her own business with her own effects. But no. She left out key pieces of information, because that would've led to reasonable doubt.

This pisses me off because I have misgivings on this whole surveillance situation, and we don't need false positives like this tainting the truth.
2013-08-02 12:33:49 PM  
2 votes:
And I'm sure all those people who jumped to the conclusions of the governments all-seeing eye will just as loudly correct their error, right? That's how journalism works, isn't it?
2013-08-02 03:45:39 PM  
1 vote:

Nemo's Brother: Bloomberg and the Total Fark libs better ban backpacks.


If you're going to ignore the article and the thread, I really don't see why you even bother posting.

Except:

memedepot.com

I also don't recall any of us thinking Bloomberg's soda ban was a good idea.
2013-08-02 02:05:34 PM  
1 vote:

VRaptor117: The reason so many people freaked out is because this incident, which in the past would have been dismissed out of hand or not even reported, is now plausible, The government is watching people like never before, and in the wake of the Boston bombing, you expect law enforcement to be overzealous, just like after 9/11 and people taking photos of government buildings.



So...it didn't happen..BUT IT COULD HAVE!!!!!! OMGPONIES!!!
2013-08-02 01:47:08 PM  
1 vote:
Wow a journalist jumping to conclusions over a single incident without verifying or cross checking their facts? LIES I SAY!

Even if it was her own personal account, she still had a responsibility to figure out what was going on before writing her bullshiat story. Her excuse was even more pathetic. I hope this incident ruins her career as a shiatty "journalist".
2013-08-02 01:33:31 PM  
1 vote:
They were doing these searches at work? That may have been an important piece of information, lady. I was under the impression they were just lounging about, doing this at their own computers. Goddamnit. Way to cry wolf.
2013-08-02 01:30:39 PM  
1 vote:

Walker: So the NSA isn't spying on what you search, your employer is. I feel much better now.

/No, no I don't


An employer reviewing searches on the employer's computer.  Diabolical.
2013-08-02 01:24:10 PM  
1 vote:

Walker: So the NSA isn't spying on what you search, your employer is. I feel much better now.

/No, no I don't


If you've just been fired, then yes.
2013-08-02 01:20:22 PM  
1 vote:
So the NSA isn't spying on what you search, your employer is. I feel much better now.

/No, no I don't
2013-08-02 01:18:45 PM  
1 vote:
Obvious is Obvious, not Follow Up
 
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