Have you ever had the fear that your browsing history might send you to
jail or worse? It is a commonly shared concern among many, especially
now when the Internet has become such an integral part of our daily lives.
Some Internet searches can certainly land you in trouble, however, as
these keywords can be a trigger for law enforcement to investigate further
and possibly step in.
Simply put, engaging in anything illegal, whether on the Internet or in
real life. How does law enforcement discern, however, whether or not a
search is simply a search, versus an actual crime?
The Laws on Internet Regulation
As an example, typing in a search for child porn or child pornography will
lead to find information about what you have searched. However, accessing
actual photos, videos, or other materials related to it is considered
illegal. Some people believe that because they are in the privacy of their
own home, their activities are private. However, you can still be arrested
for any illegal activity online. Law enforcement can tell the difference
between a search for information and out-and-out crime.
These are some examples of common types of cyber crimes:
A single search for a term such as “kiddie porn” may not raise
red flags. There is a possibility that law enforcement could become suspicious
if the searches come in succession, as though the searches seem linked
to one another, or are related. Yet, it would take much more than a few
searches to trigger suspicion.
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