I have blogged before about using social media in a responsible manner. Social media can be a lot of fun and a great and easy way to keep up with friends. It is also a great and easy way for the police to keep up with you.
Facebook search feature shows public status updates for those who admit driving home drunk
On Thursday, a new website was launched allowing for Internet users to search public Facebook status updates. The site was created, its owners say, to demonstrate how naive the public is when it comes to online privacy.
Staff at EFTDM took a look at YourOpenbook.org to see how many Facebook users admit to drunk driving. The results were stunning and downright disturbing.
Can this type of information produce anything positive? Information gleaned from social networking sites is showing up in courtrooms all across the country and even "private" content can end up in the hands of the police if they request or subpoena it from the companies running these sites.
Remember anything you don’t want police to find, don’t post on the net.
-Justin J. McShane, Esquire, Pennsylvania DUI Attorney
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