One argument suggests it will put a number of criminals behind bars. This is only the case for the inexperienced ones. Intelligent criminals wouldn’t run to Facebook to update their status. Also putting these stupid criminals behind bars would overcrowd the jails leaving no room for the more dangerous criminals. Prisons are already releasing nonviolent offenders so why waste the space to begin with? It’s a waste of tax payer’s money. Charge them a fine and go after more dangerous criminals.
Also, if the Feds are capable of bypassing the privacy settings who’s to say a criminal is not doing the same thing? This brings rise to new questions, such as, who is actually viewing your secretive information? Many people place information such as where they live and what they do during the day. Any criminal that accesses that information can rob them blind while they’re away. I have even seen people tell their friends and family when they’re going on vacation or simply going to the grocery store and when they’ll return.
Divorce attorneys may also have access to these personal records if this law is passed. Imagine what it would be like to have what you said to friends six months ago used against you in a court of law out of context. For example, a conversation I witnessed involved a married woman and a man. The man asked, “What do you do when it rains?” The woman stated, “Sex.” The man responded “If you need a partner let me know.” The woman replied, “It would be quite a drive for you...” Now, this was all in fun and games, however, what would this look like to a judge? This is... [continues]
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