A new U.S. law-enforcement tool: Facebook searches

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bmmm wrote:

Move to China FB – you can no longer call yourself American.

Jul 12, 2011 1:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mgunn wrote:

We haven’t been “American” for a long time,,, we’re just suckers and the govt’s lucky we believe in this facade that we live free so we haven’t revolted yet like the Arab Spring.

Jul 12, 2011 3:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AnthonyInVA wrote:

Of course, the only examples that were disclosed were ones where the defendants were found guilty. Suuuuuuuuuuuuuspect.

Jul 12, 2011 3:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
johnnyever wrote:

Shame on you, Facebook. Helping to apprehend and prosecute violent criminals when presented with a valid warrant. Tsk, tsk. We’re obviously among the worst dictatorships on history.


Jul 12, 2011 4:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Nasty_Celt wrote:

Another reason (as if I needed one) to never join Facebook.

Jul 12, 2011 6:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MaddenCorner wrote:

I think there should at least be a law that your data has been accessed.

Jul 12, 2011 10:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
lydia4154 wrote:

Apparently, prosecutors can use hearsay, as in “undisclosed informants,” now. All evidence must be revealed to both sides in a trial according to law, which obviously doesn’t matter anymore.

Jul 13, 2011 10:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse
sgtag wrote:

for the benefit of those not familiar with U.S. search warrants: ALL warrants must be issued (based) on probable cause, which you must lay out in your affidavit. The judge, will then sign it if he or she feels youy have cause. You can always request to not have your warrant disclosed to the holder of that info, if it may compromise your investigation. Although this article focuses on Federal investigations, warrants at the state and local levels have been done at a greater amount. One can “Hobbs” a part of the warrant that deals with confidential informants or information (based on case law of Hobbs) but that is up to the judge to determine what info is available to the defendant and ultimately allowed in trial. I find it difficult to believe the defense attorneys were not made aware of the warrant findings beforehand. They must have asked themselves were all the incriminating information was coming from…

Jul 14, 2011 5:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Crystalship wrote:

@mgunn : Agreed, a revolution is much better than a war, a revolution serves people not those who rule over them.

Jul 17, 2011 1:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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