Oh woe is the writer who does not check their facts! The story of a Long Island woman beset by a SWAT team for her Internet searches is not as completely batshit nuts as previously indicated.
Turns out her employer noticed the searches on a work computer, and decided that said combination warranted a tip to the cops. And then the cops showed up with the black SUVs etc etc.
So, rather than it being the NSA who hilariously overreacted and sent in the goons, it was just a paranoid company manager who hilariously overreacted, then a police chief who hilariously overreacted, then a bunch of random cops… Okay whatever.
It’s the difference between being systematically fucked up on purpose, and being fucked up randomly in unpredictable places.
Though I am glad to know that the NSA are probably not going to send in the clowns on my ass for my frankly embarrassing search history full of porn.