Are Your Facebook Friends Ratting You Out?
One of the most maddening things about Facebook is that regardless of how careful you are about building up walls around your personal information, they can come tumbling down in an instant thanks to overly sharing friends with a poor sense of personal boundaries.
This is especially true if you happen to run an alleged crime syndicate and one of your gangsta friends has rolled over for the Feds.
Such is the case with a Bronx gentleman who goes by the Facebook handle of Mellymel Balla (but whose real name is the decidedly less musical Melvin Colon). Apparently the Feds got the 411 on MellyMel via one of his Facebook friends, who has allowed the cops to use his account to view Melly’s profile. Colon’s attorneys sued, claiming that this was an unlawful search under the Fourth Amendment. Unfortunately for Melly, the judge in that case did not click the Like button.
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