You too? Depends. Are we talking italian sausage, or polish sausage? Personally, I like spicy italian sausage.hog-tied in a diaper and flogged with raw sausage (come on, who doesn't?)
The 'criminals only be afraid' mindset can be dangerous in some situations, true, but I still think searches can be debunked as evidence by any decent defense lawyer, if it actually came down to it. The airplane example could still be explained for what it truly was, someone looking for the carry-on do's and don'ts.
Worst case scenarios could happen, I agree. But if my luck is that bad that I'm in the wrong place at the wrong time, like having a fingerprint found in a place that I wasn't, and I happened to Google for something similar a week before, that's like having lighting strike me twice in the head -- I probably deserved it. But the thing that would be the most compelling for Brandt's position would be to report cases where Google searches were used against someone innocent. Heck, even someone guilty, I'd like to hear about it. It's just hard to follow the Chicken Little's "the sky is falling" story when there hasn't been any real news yet. It's still a 'what if', and I can't help but see it as a stretch of the imagination. The odds are better of someone getting lung cancer from smoking, than for an innocent to get nailed for Googling something funny, so perhaps the humanitarian thing would be to be a whistleblower on the tobacco companies for selling products that kill people. Meanwhile Google is helping me search more faster and more relevantly than Yahoo or MSN, and I'm not worried one bit about what they know about me.
Except when I'm searching for MILF...