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Could Google Have Caught the Norway Killer?

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Anders Breivik

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We know the self-confessed perpetrator of the Norway killings Anders Breivik purchased six tons of fertilizer, a key ingredient of explosives, in recent months. We know he was under surveillance by the Norwegian Police Security Service. We know he spent an alleged 200 hours on Google searching for terms relating to bombs. We know he emailed a copy of his 1,500 page "manifesto" to thousands of people just hours before the bombing and shooting that claimed at least 76 lives.

So why wasn't any of this picked up and acted upon sooner?

Craig S. Wright, an expert in computer forensics, shines a light on online surveillance.

From Special Broadcasting Service
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