- Mar 25, 2016
That article title is misleading, he was charged with a felony destruction of records. He destroyed evidence, not just simply his "browser history." It included non-circumstantial incriminating evidence that was linked to the Boston bombing terrorist attack. This is another reason why I hate media, they always lie and misconstrue the facts. It is not illegal to delete your browser history, it is illegal to delete your browser history if it contains evidence from an investigation:It's illegal to delete your browser history.
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1519Whoever knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a false entry in any record, document, or tangible object with the intent to impede, obstruct, or influence the investigation or proper administration of any matter within the jurisdiction of any department or agency of the United States or any case filed under title 11, or in relation to or contemplation of any such matter or case, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.
(Added Pub. L. 107–204, title VIII, § 802(a), July 30, 2002, 116 Stat. 800.)