Friday, February 3, 2017

What's on Your Facebook?

A person arrested at the anti-Trump protests during the inauguration has received a notice from Facebook telling him (or her) that they have a request from law enformcement to turn over information about the arrestee's Facebook account. The company is saying they'll turn over the information if they do not receive a copy of documentation showing a legal challenge to the request within 10 days, or maybe just turn it over in less than 10 days "if we have a reasonable belief tht we are legally required to do so."
According to Facebook’s legal guidelines, a search warrant, for example, could allow Facebook to give away content data including “messages, photos, videos, timeline posts, and location information.” A subpoena or a court order would give authorities less information, but would still include the individual’s “name, length of service, credit card information, email address(es), and a recent login/logout IP address(es).”


”Asking for IP data could point toward a physical location—i.e. an apartment—that people stayed in and could widen the net for further prosecution of other protesters."


The police have been holding Inauguration protesters’ phones since the arrests.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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