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150 officers warned over Facebook posts

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posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 06:49 AM
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150 officers warned over Facebook posts


www.bbc.co.uk

One police officer was sacked and more than 150 faced disciplinary action over their behaviour on Facebook in a three-year period, figures have shown.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 06:50 AM
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It isnt just the normal folk who cross the line with social media sites and their professional lives.
Iam glad these cops have been disciplined over what they have written on these sites.
I used to be on facebook but I got out of it when I realised what a danger it can be.
I used to see confidential infomation be posted on it about my patients I look after and all sorts.
Heck when I was drunk and went on facebook...well a few times I had a red face going into work.
Good to see that our force sacked the racist officer without notice too.

www.bbc.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 07:19 AM
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The linked article is long on claims of ill behavior and short on quotes of what was said. From this side of the pond, it just looks like more British Orwellian Marching.



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 07:21 AM
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Just another isolated incident of police behaving badly in large numbers.

My favorite part is that among the officers posting racist comments and derogatory remarks toward the public they serve they are also fighting with each other:

The figures cover between 2008 and 2010, but a second officer was sacked earlier this year for referring to another officer as a "grass" and a "liar" on Facebook and harassing a female colleague. No further details on 2011's complaints are available.


Their egos and stupidity are damaging them from the inside. They're eating themselves apart.
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posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 07:25 AM
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Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
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The linked article is long on claims of ill behavior and short on quotes of what was said. From this side of the pond, it just looks like more British Orwellian Marching.

They are not going to release what is said are they? because it may get them sued, they said what type of things were said I think that is enough.
Look at your own country before saying stuff like that...
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posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 07:28 AM
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Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
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The linked article is long on claims of ill behavior and short on quotes of what was said. From this side of the pond, it just looks like more British Orwellian Marching.



Some used the social networking site to harass ex-partners and ex-colleagues or make comments about officers' wives.

Others suggested they had beaten up members of the public during protests.



Officers were also said to have revealed operations, tried to befriend crime victims or posted inappropriate material



One officer serving with the Hampshire force was dismissed without notice in 2009 for posting a racist comment on Facebook, the force said. No further details were made available



or maybe this sort of behaviour is inappropriate for members of our police force who are supposed to upstanding and honest citizens?



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 07:31 AM
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Originally posted by boymonkey74
I used to be on facebook but I got out of it when I realised what a danger it can be.


A danger in what way?? You mean more dangerous than joining a conspiracy website (pick any one of the half a dozen one might belong to), giving out stars and flags to identify your true inner secrets of how you can be a nut to the government? Posting ones wackiest thoughts in the public in the middle of every international agent you can possibly think of, foreign governments, and terrorists groups on the planet? Leaving a central place for them to statistically do data analysis on every thing that could ever be a danger to them, for psychological research, or if needed, later proof as the perfect fingerprint to now label one as a terrorist?

I am confused...dangerous in what way?



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 07:31 AM
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Heres some more info in this story


The figures cover between 2008 and 2010, but a second officer was sacked earlier this year for referring to another officer as a "grass" and a "liar" on Facebook and harassing a female colleague. No further details on 2011's complaints are available.

As well as those sacked or disciplined, seven officers resigned following complaints. They were two special constables from the Dorset force, and one officer from each of Bedfordshire, Cheshire, Essex, North Wales and South Yorkshire.

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary

Between 2008 and 2010, a total of 186 complaints were made against officers over their use of Facebook, with nine officers given final written warnings, 47 given written warnings and one given a formal warning.

Additionally, 88 were subject to management action, received guidance or words of advice, while 32 complaints were either withdrawn, found to be unsubstantiated or led to no further action.

One disciplinary outcome in Leicestershire, following comments made on Facebook, was withheld by the force.

Source



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 07:35 AM
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A danger when I had drunk enough beers...and start writing things down I should not have..
Yes this site is the same but at least I learn something from this site not just who snogged who at the work party..
You lot dont know who Iam in real life, on facebook people know who you are. I can get drunk and post whatever on this site, no one knows me in real life here.
I don't care what the goverment does with what I write on here, we have free speech don't we?
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posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 07:46 AM
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Its dangerous because it is linked to your actual identity not a fake one like ATS.

I just created a fake facebook and thought id have a go at policing the police, it seems that your are not allowed to see who "likes" the police groups which is a shame as I can see everyone who likes beer!



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 07:51 AM
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quite a few people are quitting facebook since employeers have started checking up on them and alot of places i've heard have started to mention social networks in the companies rules and even if you think you've secured you facebook page all it takes is on disgruntled 'friend' and next thing you're up in HR over your views of the company or pictures of you out partying till 5am then rining in sick the next day



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 07:52 AM
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oh yeah, terrific



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 07:57 AM
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Originally posted by blueorder
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oh yeah, terrific


Meaning? why post that when it clearly doesn't inform me of what you think is Terrific? at least expand on your post....



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 08:03 AM
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Originally posted by boymonkey74

Originally posted by blueorder
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oh yeah, terrific


Meaning? why post that when it clearly doesn't inform me of what you think is Terrific? at least expand on your post....


the cop being sacked over a racist post on facebook, yes smashing



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 08:06 AM
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You actually think this isn't linked to your real identity?? If you think using a few free proxy servers or something is masking you from the world, you have another thing coming. I can guarantee you "if" 1% (and that is being very generous) is properly masked here, that is saying a lot. I don't care if you are using proxy server, Tor and VPN, and know how to properly seal leaks, I can promise you, your identity is out there when it counts.

Sorry, not trying to derail, I just found humor in his comment about "dangerous" and was poking, but since you put this response up, there is no reason to allow false sense of security linger out there based off your comment.



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 08:09 AM
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Originally posted by blueorder

Originally posted by boymonkey74

Originally posted by blueorder
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oh yeah, terrific


Meaning? why post that when it clearly doesn't inform me of what you think is Terrific? at least expand on your post....


the cop being sacked over a racist post on facebook, yes smashing


then why not just say that in the first place

But I for one am glad a racist cop has been found out and sacked.



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 08:15 AM
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We know the goverment or a hacker can find out who we are on this site.
But like the other poster said and I have said you post things on facebook in with your real name for all to see.
So it can be dangerous because you can forget that you added you boss as a friend and then you post something about him/she and you get in trouble, I know a woman who was fired for this.
On this site I can make a post on the rant forum about my boss with no chance he will know it is me.
Who are you anyhow Mark Zuckerberg?


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posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 08:16 AM
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Originally posted by Awoken4Ever
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You actually think this isn't linked to your real identity?? If you think using a few free proxy servers or something is masking you from the world, you have another thing coming. I can guarantee you "if" 1% (and that is being very generous) is properly masked here, that is saying a lot. I don't care if you are using proxy server, Tor and VPN, and know how to properly seal leaks, I can promise you, your identity is out there when it counts.

Sorry, not trying to derail, I just found humor in his comment about "dangerous" and was poking, but since you put this response up, there is no reason to allow false sense of security linger out there based off your comment.


Nope its not, I never use my own network as I dont have one, plus this profile is linked to a hushmail account rather than one with personally identifying information, which i set up from an ip that could never be traced to me. My mac address can be spoofed as well but then I didnt buy this machine myself either so even tracing its ownership is a bit of a dead end tbh

Whereas facebook is linked to your phone, and well everyone you know in real life.



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 08:30 AM
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We know the goverment or a hacker can find out who we are on this site, I saw it happen yesterday on this site.


what did you see happen on this site yesterday?



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 08:34 AM
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Nope its not, I never use my own network as I dont have one, plus this profile is linked to a hushmail account rather than one with personally identifying information, which i set up from an ip that could never be traced to me. My mac address can be spoofed as well but then I didnt buy this machine myself either so even tracing its ownership is a bit of a dead end tbh



if you have ever used that computer to access your facebook, email, ebay etc or ever used it to fill out personal information forms on the net.. then im afraid anyone with the ability will be able to find out who you are..



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