Zuckerberg Is a Snitch: Facebook Search Warrants Surge!

07.13.11 Marina Galperina

Since 2008, Facebook has provided detailed access to at least 24 personal profiles to the FBI, DEA and ICE, without the consent and often the notification of the users or their friends, which may not be constitutional. The number of Facebook search warrants granted by judges has already doubled since last year.

By contrast, Twitter actually fought a federal ruling that would have prevented them from notifying users of their subpoenas. The “dumb fucks” who use Facebook should be really, really, really careful.

Then again… Really? There are downsides to transplanting your entire existence into a searchable database? What, you mean like these recent reports of creeping lawyers “friending” struggling home-owners to serve foreclosure notices in Australia? Or maybe this disturbing little ditty of modern day McCarthyism — Israeli authorities are now using Facebook to black-list pro-Palestine activists.

You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have… the signs of the times.