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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law Social Networks by Michele Bowman  
Google Refuses to Unlock Pimp’s Phone for FBI

Joining other social media companies that are watching as their users’ privacy rights are gradually whittled away, Google is standing up to the growing trend of government attempts to go through third-party social media companies to get to users’ information. Google is reportedly challenging the legality of a search warrant the FBI served on the company earlier this year in an effort to crack the Android phone of Dante Dears, a man who was running a prostitution business on his …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Jennifer King  
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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law Social Networks by Laura Kresich  
The Cops are Monitoring You on Social Media [Infographic]

More than 70 percent of law enforcement agencies across the U.S. use social media as an investigative tool, and the trend is growing. In a recent survey, officers reported using Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and other social networks to identify suspects, find out who their friends are and monitor their activities. Plenty of criminals make the job even easier by broadcasting their misdeeds online. If you’ve broken the law and are tempted to brag about it online, make sure you know …

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Posted 2 years ago in Social Networks by Michele Bowman  
Cops Can Use Your Friends on Facebook – for Now

Law enforcement pulled another surprising move recently in the case of Melvin Colon, an alleged gangster from the Bronx, when cops convinced one of his Facebook friends to let them have access to Colon’s page. As a result, cops secured photos and posts that helped to indict him for gang-related racketeering, murder, and drug charges. Colon fought the indictment, brandishing his Fourth Amendment right to privacy and arguing that he had a legitimate expectation that his friends would keep his …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Sylvia Hsieh  
Stupid Car Thief Posts Video of the Crime on Youtube

It used to be that criminals tried to hide their misdeeds, you know, like so they wouldn’t get caught. But apparently social media has changed all that, and criminals are finding it ever more difficult to resist the urge to broadcast their latest illicit exploits to friends, family, and the viewing public. In one recent case, a gun-toting Vancouver man posted a 4-minute video on Youtube starring himself driving around recklessly in an allegedly stolen car, showing off a 9 …

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