This morning I wrote about an attorney general's contention that Google should do more to ensure that its autocomplete feature doesn't foster criminal activity by offering suggestions such as "prescription drugs online without a prescription." Before writing I found myself typing a variety of such terms into the Google search box, just to see what autocomplete might have to offer. Stuff like:
- Buy guns online without a background check.
- Buy explosives online without a permit.
- Buy pressure cookers online.
Just a journalist doing his job.
However, after a few minutes of such Googling, I stopped and thought: "Did I just buy myself a spot on the TSA no-fly list?"
Silly ... right?