Your Life in Print. Cops on Facebook.

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Cops can request your complete facebook history with all connections and activity. Your life all neatly networked and prearranged for investigation. How nice.

Cops can request a copy of your complete Facebook activity - Technolog on msnbc.com

Oh yeah. Your Facebook account can't be permanently deleted.

And you thought it was bad that employers are now asking for your Facebook account on job interviews.

I'm waiting for the "if you don't do anything wrong you've got nothing to worry about" comment. That's assuming there is such a thing as liberty and law.
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  • Profile picture of the author wAvision
    makes me even happier that i never created a facebook
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  • Profile picture of the author fin
    I think this teaches us a valuable lesson: don't be a serial killer!
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    this is not legal advice but this is why I have this on my info section of my profile

    PRIVACY NOTICE:
    Warning--any person and/or institution and/or Agent and/or Agency of any governmental structure including but not limited to the United States Federal Government also using or monitoring/using this website or any of its associated websites, you do NOT have my permission to utilize any of my profile information nor any of the content contained herein including, but not limited to my photos, and/ or the comments made about my photo's or any other "picture" art posted on my profile. You are hereby notified that you are strictly prohibited from disclosing, copying, distributing, disseminating, or taking any other action against me with regard to this profile and the contents herein. The foregoing prohibitions also apply to your employee(s), agent(s), student(s) or any personnel under your direction or control. The contents of this profile are private and legally privileged and confidential information, and the violation of my personal privacy is punishable by law.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
      Originally Posted by nicholasb View Post

      this is not legal advice but this is why I have this on my info section of my profile.
      Bravo for taking a stance. Even though disclaimers like the one you have posted have zero, zip, nada legal standing at least you feel good about the effort.

      ~Bill
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      • Profile picture of the author Chrisbroholm
        Originally Posted by Bill Farnham View Post

        Bravo for taking a stance. Even though disclaimers like the one you have posted have zero, zip, nada legal standing at least you feel good about the effort.

        ~Bill
        I thought the same, I mean I can write a disclaimer on my shirt that says I can't be arrested, but i doubt the police will care too much about it :-)
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      • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
        Originally Posted by Bill Farnham View Post

        Bravo for taking a stance. Even though disclaimers like the one you have posted have zero, zip, nada legal standing at least you feel good about the effort.

        ~Bill
        Hi Bill,

        I'm sure you're right that it has no legal standing but unless you're a lawyer, you may stop and think about it.

        It might also stop over zealous employers sacking employees they don't like, it may stop thieves stealing images and maybe one or two other things where people can use what they find on someone's FB account to stitch them up (not the police, obviously)

        I one hundred percent agree with letting people know it doesn't have any legal stand point but I did think it was quite a good idea.

        I'm not arguing with you either Bill, just explaining what was going through my mind when I thanked Nicholas.
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        • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
          Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

          I'm not arguing with you either Bill, just explaining what was going through my mind when I thanked Nicholas.
          Richard,

          I like what Nicholas wrote. The only thing I would add to it if I put that on my FB page is the addendum "Anyone who violates this clause owes me a Million Dollars."

          ~Bill
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          • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
            Originally Posted by Bill Farnham View Post

            Richard,

            I like what Nicholas wrote. The only thing I would add to it if I put that on my FB page is the addendum "Anyone who violates this clause owes me a Million Dollars."

            ~Bill
            Why stop at a million Bill? I'm going for the house, car and the wife.

            ...Ok, I'll have the house and the car.
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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by nicholasb View Post

      this is not legal advice but this is why I have this on my info section of my profile

      PRIVACY NOTICE:
      Warning--any person and/or institution and/or Agent and/or Agency of any governmental structure including but not limited to the United States Federal Government also using or monitoring/using this website or any of its associated websites, you do NOT have my permission to utilize any of my profile information nor any of the content contained herein including, but not limited to my photos, and/ or the comments made about my photo's or any other "picture" art posted on my profile. You are hereby notified that you are strictly prohibited from disclosing, copying, distributing, disseminating, or taking any other action against me with regard to this profile and the contents herein. The foregoing prohibitions also apply to your employee(s), agent(s), student(s) or any personnel under your direction or control. The contents of this profile are private and legally privileged and confidential information, and the violation of my personal privacy is punishable by law.

      Yep - that will have em pissing themselves laughing while they are inputting your data into the new data center.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marsala
    I opened an account on Facebook a couple of years ago but never did much with it. I'm looking into building fan pages these days. I've always been extra cautious about displaying my private life to the world. Not that I'm doing anything illegal. It's just that I've read and heard on the news some stories about how the most innocent things backfired on some people on Facebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author TopKat22
    I'm trying to think of anything they could find out on facebook that they can't get from other sources anyway?

    I'm also trying to think of anything in all that information that would in anyway be anything I would mind if anyone knew?
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  • Profile picture of the author Halcyon
    Those who grew up with this type of transparency usually can't appreciate the importance of privacy. They haven't experienced the ugly side of too much information in the wrong hands. TV has convinced them that the innocent are protected. :rolleyes:

    While in theory we have "innocent until proven guilty" an accusation is enough to authorize a subpoena. I'm not quick to jump on the conspiratorial bandwagon, but privacy lost can never be regained. We should really think about how far reaching this could be before we dismiss it as another chicken little story.

    Imagine you're in the middle of a divorce, or any tort case. Now your facebook fanpage is admitted as evidence that you have access to more money than originally thought. As business owners, we may face legal action at any time. Even the squeaky clean can get dragged through the mud.

    Imagine you're involved in an accident and you're entitled to compensation for injury. A dirty lawyer can now order a snapshot of your life and use your party pictures to portray you as reckless.


    Of course savvy lawyers have always been able to gather intel but now ANY lawyer/entity with access to a sympathetic judge can order a nice little prepackaged snapshot of you.

    That's unnerving.
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  • Profile picture of the author Doctor Derp
    Here's a simple solution: Don't use the frikken Facebook.
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    • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
      Originally Posted by Doctor Derp View Post

      Here's a simple solution: Don't use the frikken Facebook.
      thanks doc, i dont
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  • Profile picture of the author Cataclysm1987
    I don't hide anything, but I know the feds probably watch everything. I don't do anything illegal, but they do.
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  • Profile picture of the author TopKat22
    They could also subpeona Warrior Forum for all your information or any other website or any service provider to you, like your bank, your investment accounts, your boss, your cell phone provider and on and on....

    Just don't do anything wrong....

    and have a very good attorney (or two) on retainer. ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Charlotte Jay
    I have to be extra careful with what I post. I have an irrational fear of USCIS pulling my FB activity at my naturalisation interview and going err.... we don't want your kind here buh-bye!!

    You never know what could happen :/
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  • Profile picture of the author mosthost
    Don't put anything on Facebook you don't want to explain to the cops (or anyone for that matter)
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    Originally Posted by Centurian View Post


    I'm waiting for the "if you don't do anything wrong you've got nothing to worry about" comment. That's assuming there is such a thing as liberty and law.
    I'll do you one better. "If you are going to be stupid enough to break the law, at least be smart enough not to implicate yourself on a social networking site"

    Nobody makes you post anything on there, and no one is holding a gun to your head while you perform whatever activities you perform. If you have something to worry about, cover your ass and maybe think twice about telling random people about every single moment of your life.
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    • Profile picture of the author Centurian
      Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

      I'll do you one better. "If you are going to be stupid enough to break the law, at least be smart enough not to implicate yourself on a social networking site"

      Nobody makes you post anything on there, and no one is holding a gun to your head while you perform whatever activities you perform. If you have something to worry about, cover your ass and maybe think twice about telling random people about every single moment of your life.
      Well said Joe. That's why they call it a "social" network. They're hoping you drop your defenses and start chatting and sharing away. As the old saying during WWII went, "loose lips sink ships."

      If anyone in the government would have created a system that tracks your entire life (now from cradle to grave with timeline), everyone would have gone ballistic.

      Now we have a private network that 800 million people volunteer to share when they are in the bathroom. LOL. What a genius intelligence source.

      And the feds can let someone else run it and they get a back door access whenever they want. And you think they need a "court's" permission?

      How much leverage do you think a bureaucrat or lawyer with a federal agency has when they come talking to you about intelligence they want? ...Oh yeah, remember that FTC complaint you recently received? Can the media be controlled as well?

      Isn't that a judge? Who pays those guys anyway? Remember all those "anti-terror statutes" and "Patriot Act" no one read before passing. A secret "judge" was to authorize snooping. Sounds like King George's kangaroo courts all over again.

      Oooh. Sounds like a conspiracy. Ha. None needed. It's all in plain sight. Just add "domestic" in front of the word "terrorist" and you've got a simple solution for anyone who opposes your "government" policy. A convenient control system for whoever is in "power."

      You'll also notice the electronic "bread crumbs" that led them back to the source. The all digital format now leaves trackable code everywhere.

      My point was not to mock and deign "illegal" activity. The point is one man's belief is another's heresy. One man's liberty is another man's license. Your liberty today is tomorrow's target.

      When we enable a global government leviathan, run by power-hungry elites, backed up by rapid deployment, cross-border, storm-trooper militarized police, no one's life, liberty, or property are safe.

      Protect yourself accordingly.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    I am neither afraid or ashamed of anything I post on FB.

    Anyone that reads my FB will learn several things.

    A lot about my kidney failure and how I have both coped with it and how friends have helped me survive it.

    A lot about me being a proud American who is ashamed of what our country has become.

    My belief that any law enforcement officer or government official who helps,follows or contributes to the decline of American values or helps defend the illegal laws being made now should step down.

    That I sincerely believe that our constitutional rights are being taken away from us under the pretense of doing what's good for the country.

    And a lot about my offbeat sense of humour.
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      Not a surprising article really.
      If FB gets a subpoena, they provide what is asked for.

      As usual I agree with Kim
      Anything I post on FB, I'll say to your face, and it doesn't matter if you're the police, the President or God.
      Heck I got stopped once in a DWI checkpoint and when the cop asked if I had been drinking I said, "I don't drink, I smoke pot". He asked if I had been smoking before I drove and I said no. He then asked if I had any on me and I said, "If I did do you think I would of told you I smoke pot?"
      He sent me on my way.
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      • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
        Hmmm,

        They'd find out that I "like" all of my friends and that I have cute grandbabies!

        Terra
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          Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

          Hmmm,

          They'd find out that I "like" all of my friends and that I have cute grandbabies!

          Terra
          That's why they're watching you. Those kids have been up to some interesting things when you weren't looking...

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    Fakebook is a joke.

    Good luck doing a background check on a fictitious guy in Oklahoma.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    Actually Yukon I am reading a book ,I'll post the exact tilte later maybe,but one of it's main pieces of advice is that anything and everything you post on any social media site should be made up and entirely untrue.
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