Police Stakeout Facebook

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The nation is a-Twitter about privacy concerns on social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace. Teens and young adults often post details of their mischief on these sites in spite of the public nature of the internet. Police in Pennsylvania have caught on. WPSU’s Emily Reddy reports.


Jude Rene Montarsi
Lock Haven
Jun 10, 2010

I can understand the need for a government agency, such as the FBI, to scour social networking sites in the service of protecting the public from terroristic attacks.  I can also see the wisdom in having local police officers familiarized with how social networking sites work.  However, I see great potential for political abuse at local level.  I would hope such training would be accompanied by a course in Applied Ethics. Otherwise kids may end up being duped and entrapped and having their civil rights violated by the very people who are suppose to be protecting them.  A very disturbing development, indeed!  Leave it to members of the Bar Association to conjure up new ways to generate an income!

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