27 March, 2006

Beware of who links to your public profile

Detectives used profiles posted on the MySpace social networking website
to identify six suspects in a rape and robbery that began when a party
turned violent.

She [the victim] knew only their first names but their pictures were posted on
MySpace. "Primarily, we pulled up her friends list. It helped us
identify some of the players," said Bartley.

See Police Use MySpace to ID Suspects


It just shows the power of a public profile .... and who links to it ... and a service that easily ties the two together. The negative (or legal / criminal) side of these stories usually comes out soon after the initial whirl of enthusiasm from the early adopters.

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