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Google Never Forgets

I have mixed feelings about reports that law enforcement know pretty much everything that alleged child-killer Casey Anthony searched for on her computer. The details are shocking. With her beautiful daughter dead, it turns out there where searches for chloroform, ruptured spleens and other grossness. And as a dad, I am glad this evidence can be used against her in a court of law.

As an Internet denizen, I am less happy. I know we can use private browsing and erase some semblance of where we've been. But our computers (and certainly Google) forget very little.

I have never done anything as awful as it seems this low-life chick from Florida did. So why should I give up my liberty so the prosecution has a better shot at this open-and-shut case?

On the other hand, I've railed against total Internet anonymity because it protects criminals, creeps and hackers.

Can I have it both ways? I defer to your far better judgment by readily accepting your missives at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 06/27/2011 at 1:18 PM


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