Facebook photos used to charge Wisconsin students

According to a Madison TV station, students at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater were arrested when a fellow student emailed a photograph found on a fellow student’s Facebook profile to local police. The problem? A stolen sign was hanging on the wall in the background.

It will be interesting to see how Facebook balances privacy concerns as it works with local law enforcement officials. In this case, a classmate notified police; they didn’t request Facebook access or records. If students are afraid they’ll get busted for being in a picture with a red cup, that could seriously hurt Facebook’s reputation as a safe place to share photos with friends.

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