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Fox 10 TV ^ | March 17, 2010

Posted on 03/17/2010 9:09:05 PM PDT by myknowledge

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. law enforcement agents are following the rest of the Internet world into popular social-networking services, going undercover with false online profiles to communicate with suspects and gather private information, according to an internal Justice Department document that offers a tantalizing glimpse of issues related to privacy and crime-fighting.

Think you know who's behind that "friend" request? Think again. Your new "friend" just might be the FBI.

The document, obtained in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, makes clear that U.S. agents are already logging on surreptitiously to exchange messages with suspects, identify a target's friends or relatives and browse private information such as postings, personal photographs and video clips.

Among other purposes: Investigators can check suspects' alibis by comparing stories told to police with tweets sent at the same time about their whereabouts. Online photos from a suspicious spending spree - people posing with jewelry, guns or fancy cars - can link suspects or their friends to robberies or burglaries.

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Comment #51 Removed by Moderator

To: Fresno
"...real militia members never use facebook. They meet at the hardware store. Usually over near garden tools."

Yeah. We already know that you've posted that before on several second amendment sites and your private chats with some of your other patriot friends. /s

52 posted on 03/18/2010 6:27:41 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Liberalism is a Socialist Disease)
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To: onyx

This is what the FBI has been relegated to? God help us.


53 posted on 03/18/2010 6:54:17 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: GOPsterinMA

...what good can come from it?”

See this?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2461617/posts


54 posted on 03/18/2010 7:23:46 AM PDT by panaxanax (No matter what the outcome may be, I will not vote for a RINO.)
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To: mojitojoe

“...and that is why I would never use Twitter, Facebook or Myspace.”

See above post #54


55 posted on 03/18/2010 7:28:32 AM PDT by panaxanax (No matter what the outcome may be, I will not vote for a RINO.)
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To: panaxanax
Thank you Panaax!

Frightening indeed. That's why I have not or will not post pics of myself online, especially on Facebook.

Personally, I know that my uber-liberal, in-your-face-lesbian boss trolls FB all day looking at what people have posted, and she will use anything she finds and deems inappropriate against a person - I have seen it happen.

Once somethings out there, all it takes is a mouse click to save it forever.

56 posted on 03/18/2010 7:48:15 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Camelot sleeps with the fishes!)
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To: sageb1
at 3k plus friends, are u sure you aint a droid too ??? 8^}

i wouldnt wanna think of keepin up w/ that many...

JimRob is prolly gonna regret it eventually too...

57 posted on 03/18/2010 10:44:14 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

loafers are expensive these days...mousepads, not so much...8^}


58 posted on 03/18/2010 10:47:20 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Gilbo_3

LOL!


59 posted on 03/18/2010 10:53:36 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: panaxanax

They have been here from day two.


60 posted on 03/18/2010 10:54:55 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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