What the government just did to this woman on Facebook should scare the pants off you

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

From Buzzfeed:

In a court filing, a U.S. attorney acknowledges that, unbeknownst to Arquiett, Sinnigen created the fake Facebook account, posed as her, posted photos, sent a friend request to a fugitive, accepted other friend requests, and used the account “for a legitimate law enforcement purpose.”

The government’s response lays out an argument justifying Sinnigen’s actions: “Defendants admit that Plaintiff did not give express permission for the use of photographs contained on her phone on an undercover Facebook page, but state the Plaintiff implicitly consented by granting access to the information stored in her cell phone and by consenting to the use of that information to aid in an ongoing criminal investigations [sic].”

In other words, since Arquiett gave law enforcement permission to snoop through information on her phone, that gives them the right to take that information and use it to aid an ongoing investigation, without notifying her…

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