Translated from Sina.com http://news.sina.com.cn/w/2013-08-02/112627843944.shtml
Michelle • Catalano Twitter account
[Global Network reporter Wu Yuan-chun] reported that the U.S. media recently reported that 纽约萨克福马 County couple because his wife made a Google search for the “pressure cooker” and her husband at the same time made a Google search for the “backpack”, on July 31, actually suffered a six-member joint anti-terrorism force at their door. They were cross-examined: “Do you have a bomb?; Do you have a pressure cooker?; Why only rice cooker? Could a bomb be why you got it?” In addition, they also learned such investigations “will be about 100 times a week.” This begs the question: Why does the U.S. government know that they are searching relevant circumstances?
According to the United States, “Atlantic Monthly” online column, “Atlantic Connection” reported on August 1, professional writer Michel Catalano described her and her husband on July 31 encounter. “They asked my husband, he came from, from where his parents live. They also asked me where I came from, where I work, my parents live in any place they interrogations, you have no bomb? Do you have a pressure cooker you? My husband said no, but we have a rice cooker. they asked, and you can use it to make bombs do? my husband said no, my wife use it to produce quinoa They then asked, “What the fuck is Quinoa? ”
Catalano said: “They asked, do you have to find out how to do a pressure cooker bomb? While my husband have denied this, and asked them to present the basis they had for suspecting he and his wife being interested in how a pressure cooker bomb would be built. He also asked them if they find any relevant information or basis for their suspicions from their purchases. Both admitted that they had yet to find any relevant information. “Catalano said that six people claiming to be” joint anti-terror military members. ”
It was reported that since Edward Snowdon’s disclosures about the U.S. National Security Agency monitoring the Internet activities of the “Prism” project, the U.S. National Security Agency, has been charged or has been “abused” to collect a variety of Internet data. But U.S. law does not allow the government to monitor people – although there are exceptions, such as suspected terrorists and Americans therewith. And according to reports, the U.S. government declared in 2011 it has canceled “metadata” monitoring project. So, the U.S. government is now being asked how they knew Catalano and her husband were looking for “pressure cooker” and “backpack” in their searches?
According to U.S. media, it was recently reported that the U.S. National Security Agency has a X-Keyscore project in many countries to collect e-mail addresses, phone numbers, web chats and Internet browsing history, etc., users on the Internet almost every action caught. X-Keyscore with English, Arabic and Chinese functions, even as early as 2008, the system can allow intelligence analysis “Iran all encrypted WORD document.” British “Guardian” said, in 2012, the goal within one month of the project was to obtain 41 billion records. This information is not just metadata, but includes a variety of personal information, such as email addresses, computer IP address, browser website, online chat, send files.
However, the report said, it could be other factors that prompted the U.S. government interest in Catalano and her husband: Catalano in her article had said, her husband visited Asia.
In addition, this poor couple also learned that this check frequency “Every week there will be about 100 times.” “They say one week to check 100 times, 99 times will be fine, but I do not know the rest of that time what will happen.” Reported last as irony, they said: “The United States claimed that the National Security Agency does not collect data for ordinary Americans, so this thing certainly will not happen in your activities online. ”
(Original title: America couple with Google search cooker and backpacks searched by anti-terrorist units)