facebook: invasion of privacy

March 20, 2010

The story in my previous blog entry made me realize just how important (and scary) Facebook has become. The suspect’s Facebook profile photo is used in the article, as well as the victim’s friends have been scoured for news leads and to determine her family structure. It is the first example I have seen that has so blatantly invaded a victim’s privacy to gather information for a story. Another reason to be careful of what you post.

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