Police want to know about literally anyone who googled this guy

Tech 20-3-2017 Mashable 41

Police in Minnesota want to solve a crime by combing through Google search history. 

Officers in Edina, a city of around 50,000 people, got a warrant compelling Google to divulge information about people who searched for the name of a financial fraud victim between Dec. 1, 2016 and Jan. 7, 2017.

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Someone convinced a credit union to wire $28,500 from an Edina man's account by creating a fake passport using the man's name alongside a photo of someone else. 

In their warrant application, police stated that the fake photo came up by googling the victim's name, but didn't come up in other search engines. The warrant for the five-week period compels Google to hand over information regarding anyone who searched the victim's name, including email addresses, social security numbers, birthdates, IP addresses and "information related to the content the user is viewing/using." Read more...

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