10 Unbelievable Facebook Stories

What happens on Facebook doesn't always stay on Facebook, and sometimes those misadventures make the national news. Remember the groom who posted to Facebook during his wedding? Have you heard about the woman who lost her disability benefits over her Facebook pictures? And then there's Rodney Bradford, who was posting to his page at the exact time of a robbery he was accused of.
His defense lawyer, Robert Reuland, told a Brooklyn assistant district attorney, Lindsay Gerdes, about the Facebook entry, which was made at the time of the robbery. The district attorney subpoenaed Facebook to verify that the status update had actually been typed from acomputer located at 71 West 118th Street in Harlem, as Mr. Bradford said. When that was confirmed, the charges were dropped.

Read more stories of how Facebook is affecting the lives of people outside the internet. Link -via Unique Daily

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Technology is changing criminal investigations. Just as the Facebook update exonerated the teen (Rodney Bradford), email metadata contributed the same week to the acquittal of two Bear Stearns hedge fund managers who were accused of fraud. http://legal-beagle.typepad.com/wrights_legal_beagle/2009/11/criminal-defense.html -Ben
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