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My Post Got 100 Likes!

  • By James Cummings
  • Feb 18, 2015

Every time a party to a lawsuit has a Facebook photo, tweet, or Instagram picture used against them in a legal proceeding the inventor of the World Wide Web probably rolls over in his grave. The internet is a powerful tool, and is beneficial to employees and students across the globe, but it can also contain information that you’d prefer be kept private. If you are being charged with a crime, it is important to know that the things you post on social media may come back to haunt you.  

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New Technology For The Fight Against Crime

  • By James Cummings
  • Feb 17, 2015

In this digital era, many governmental agencies are resorting to use of popular websites and advances in technology in the fight against crime. What you post on Facebook or Twitter can be used against you in domestic and criminal cases, and employers are even getting in on the action by checking your status updates and viewing LinkedIn profiles when making hiring decisions. Now, new software will soon be implemented locally, allowing officers to cross check prior bookings with potential suspects in criminal activity.  

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Crimes Involving Social Media

  • By James Cummings
  • Jul 10, 2014

It should go without saying that what you post online may later be used against you. Some cases involve you spouse, employer, or best friend finding your rants offensive and inappropriate. But, in more extreme cases, law enforcement might use what you publish on social media sights as criminal. This can be seen in DWI cases, where an accused posts incriminating photos moments before an arrest or in domestic cases where spouses are photographed with someone other than their spouse. Now, the highest Court in the country has decided to hear a case involving threats made on social media giant Facebook. 

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