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#1 rp-57

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 05:34 PM

I heard on news if you clear out your browsing history it could land you in jail.

 

I for one always clear my browsing history I use click and clean and Sometimes I use the disc clean on my PC.

 

Any one heard the same thing I heard on news?

 

 



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#2 Animal

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 06:01 PM

It's a holdover law created during the Enron scandal. The Sarbanes-Oxley act. They used that to go after one of the friends of the Tsarnaev brothers. Who committed the Boston Marathon bombings. Unless you clear your browser history in realtionship to a criminal coverup you have nothing to worry about.

If you committed a crime and your browser history needs to be cleared to cover it up. I doubt you're worried about the consequences of the Sarbanes-Oxley act.

More reading here: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150606/16191831259/according-to-government-clearing-your-browser-history-is-felony.shtml

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 06:30 PM

Wow, I had never heard of that. I delete my history all the time, plus my browser does it automaticlaly when it closes.


Edited by hollowface, 08 June 2015 - 06:31 PM.


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Posted 09 June 2015 - 07:14 AM

What makes this worrying is you might be under investigation and not be aware of that fact. Innocent people fall under that category, and when a knock on the door means a search warrant, and you've deleted your history, now you have some 'splainin to do.


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Posted 09 June 2015 - 01:07 PM

While the preceding scenario is possible. It is not likely very probable. After all they used a 13 year old law to go after this individual. Understanding that it was related to a not very secret investigation that was two years old. If they want you bad enough they will find a way. Browser history or not. Remember they used a law designed for corporate wrong doing and applied it to an individual. Can you say overkill.

I cannot see in the current day. That a person who does not commit a crime, or does anything worthy of federal investigation. Has to worry about clearing their browser history.

If that is the case then why aren't the federal investigators going after browser vendors for facilitating browser history clearing in the first place. Can you say aiding and abetting criminal activity?

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 01:34 PM

Ok thankyou animal.






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