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The Boston Phoenix’s recent article on the Craigslist killer uncovered something very interesting in it’s research into how the web hunt for the killer was conducted; something neither it’s reporters, or the general public, had never seen before: The full results of a Facebook subpoena.
This is some scary stuff; for the first time, we can now see EXACTLY what Facebook sends when the Police, or a judge, ask them to hand over your information (view the full file here): This is what it looks like:
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Look at the bright side.... If modern online systems had anything remotely like what used to be called an Audit Trail or System Log in the old sense? Heck... it'd actually be creepy! I've looked for 2 years for something that will produce a BBS or Galacticomm style Audit Trail for a system operator....and if that's the best Facebook produces on their back-end under court order? I guess effective auditing and tracking just isn't a part of things. If it were, they'd sure have it. No question.
The Audit Trails that used to be so helpful didn't say what .html or .php page you went to and that's it.... you could see what users clicked on..in what sequence..in what timed order and very clearly what the order and path was to travel through the site in a chronological way. I mean, it's a wonderful thing..or was back then...to be able to isolate one user and literally recreate their whole session from a practical position ...not a techie print like that where you need some Facebook server knowledge to really use well and it still doesn't give half the information of old.
(I'm looking with Sysop/Admin eyes though... I guess I can see how that is shocking and creepy to a user if that wasn't known before as what pretty much every website you visit has on your activity there)
Originally posted by gladtobehere
reply to post by komp_uk
When will people realize that its never a good to idea to divulge your entire life online?