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ID:

564

Date:

2010-03-16

Headline:

Break the law and your new 'friend' may be the FBI

Reporter's name:

Richard Lardner

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

The Associated Press

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

American law enforcement agencies are using social-networking services to pursue suspects through subterfuge and surveillance, according to a 33-page document obtained under FOIA by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). The document also notes that some sites cooperate with law enforcement more than others.

Notes:

EFF sued the Department of Justice and five other agencies and continues to receive documents.

Keywords:

Associated Press, USA Today, Electronic Frontier Foundation, EFF, law enforcement, social media, social networking, data collection, surveillance, deconfliction, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Maxi Sopo

URL:

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2010-03-16-fbi-facebook_N.htm


Agencies:

DOJ
FBI
TREAS

States:

CA
DC
WA

Categories:

law enforcement
technology
telecommunications


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