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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.
(Excerpt) Read more at fox10tv.com ...
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
This is what the FBI has been relegated to? God help us.
...what good can come from it?”
“...and that is why I would never use Twitter, Facebook or Myspace.”
See above post #54
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.
i wouldnt wanna think of keepin up w/ that many...
JimRob is prolly gonna regret it eventually too...
loafers are expensive these days...mousepads, not so much...8^}
They have been here from day two.