Court Allows Discovery of Private Posts on Facebook

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Facebook is a seemingly endless source of juicy intel. As such, I always recommend that users lock down their privacy settings if they want to keep “the man” out of their timeline. Public posts are fair game for employers and anyone else who is interested. So after making the recommended changes to our various profiles, we enthusiastically post all of those choice pics from the weekend–confident that we are safely shielded by the invisible fence provided by Facebook. Right? A recent court decision might make you think twice.

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