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Man Issued Court Order on Facebook

That Message in Your Facebook Inbox Could Be a Court Order

With 500 million of us on Facebook, finding someone has never been easier. Talk about a great thing for law enforcement. From incriminating photos to status confessions, using information posted voluntarily can make it easier for police to find culprits. But in what could be a first for Facebook, Australian authorities have issued a restraining order to a cyber bully using the social network. The police sent a private message with a video recording of a head police officer reading the details. The man was not allowed to contact the victim, his ex-girlfriend, by any means or risk being arrested and charged. Find out what this could mean for a new era of technology and justice after the break.

The restraining order was upheld by the courts, and the man was forced to comply. Although they could not prove that he had opened and read the message, when they were finally able to find him he admitted that he had. The admissibility of this court order via social network can lead to a number of possibilities. If official messages can be sent online, avoiding consequences will become harder, meaning choosing between an online social life or staying hidden if you've done a bad deed! Do you think this should become a normal practice? What would you do if you logged on to find an official court summons or message from a bill collector waiting in your inbox?

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thecolor thecolor 6 years
Wonder if that also means his drive at FB's data center has to be so many yards away. ;) ok, bad joke
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