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Submission + - Facebook posts mined for court case evidence (itnews.com.au)

littlekorea writes: Defense lawyers are increasingly gaining permission from U.S. courts to mine the private comments and postings on Facebook accounts to be used as evidence during trials. The first example — noted in Slashdot in September — has given way to an avalanche of new cases — and a worrying precedent that judges consider social networking content to be public data.
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Facebook posts mined for court case evidence

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