Monday, February 22, 2010

Facebook Status as an Alibi

I was checking out some of the latest news on social networking and ran across an interesting article I thought I would share. Back in November of 2009, a young man was accused of committing a robbery in Brooklyn. His defense in his recent trial was that his facebook status was updated one minute prior to the accused robbery, and it was sent from a computer with an IP address in Harlem. The charges were dropped. Aside from asking a friend to update his facebook status, there are other ways he could have accomplished this himself by using services like logmein.com or gotomypc.com that allow a user to operate the computer remotely. Take a moment to check out the article below.

http://news.discovery.com/tech/facebook-status-and-the-imperfect-alibi.html

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