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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

US cops addicted to Facebook data - Users never know

From TechEye:
US coppers are getting warrants for detailed access to users' Facebook accounts without their knowledge.

According to Reuters, since 2008, federal judges have authorised at least two dozen warrants to search individuals' Facebook accounts to the FBI, DEA and ICE. The investigations range from arson to rape to terrorism.

Facebook gives the cops a detailed package of profile and photo information that is not even available to users themselves.

It looks like the cops are getting so addicted to the amount of useful data that they can get from these profiles that they are hitting the courts for more warrants. Federal agencies were granted at least 11 warrants to search Facebook since the beginning of 2011, double the number for all of 2010.

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