Crime Pulse

How Much of Your Internet History Can Police Find?

If you’re a fan of crime dramas or a mystery novel writer, you might have a somewhat concerning search history on your computer. If you’re often searching for terms like “how to get away with murder” instead of mundane searches like “lawn service pricing near me” then you might be worried you’re flagging police systems.

So, how much of your internet history can police find? Well, unless you’re using a VPN or are particularly adept at scrubbing all traces of your IP address from sites you visit, police can likely find all of your internet history with some very simple tools.

However, don’t let this freak you out and panic over who is reading your internet history. While your search history on normal browsers isn’t difficult to find, it’s a drop in the bucket compared to the billions of searches on the internet every single day. In short, unless you’re actually committing crimes, you’ve got nothing to worry about online.

Dan Perez

Dan Perez

As a veteran beat reporter, Dan Perez has seen it all. The creativity (and sometimes stupidity) of criminals knows no bounds—and that’s why it’s so important to keep an eye on crime in your hometown.

When not bringing you the latest on crime, Dan is working in the garden or playing with the dogs.

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