Wednesday, October 08, 2014

US Government (DEA) pulls off identity theft on Facebook


The DEA, part of the US Justice Department, set up a fake Facebook profile based on the identity of a low-level offender, Sondra Arquitt, of Watertown NY, while she waited to be sentenced to probation.  BuzzFeed has a story by Chris Hamby on the incident here
   
The Washington Post has covered the incident in a story by Sari Horwitz here . P. A17 on Wednesday.   The government’s behavior was in direct conflict with Facebook’s own policy that a profile must use the person’s real name and identity, and the profile has been removed.   

Picture: Lunar eclipse, before dawn today.  

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