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Posted on 6:30pm Friday 1st Oct 2010
Facebook has become a must have with regard to socialisation . Facebook Places lets people tell every person in your social network your location.
One can tell friends when you are at home, where to have lunch with a map reference and GPS location.
Facebook related criminals have a website where they can know when someone is away from home so they can break in and steal their computer. The criminals post potential burglary targets according to information gleaned from social networking sites.
Facebook Places has extensive privacy settings . No one under the age of 18 is visible to other users. Facebook users should fully utilise the security settings in Facebook Places.
Posted on 11:26am Friday 1st Oct 2010
A judge in Hull, told a teenager, she had "let down her generation" for sending a text message which almost ruined two trials. " You are 19 and have demonstrated such lack of common sense and judgment that you had to be discharged from a jury."
The teenager was sentenced for passing on by text message false allegations to a juror who was sitting on another case. The allegations were false based on gossip the juror had heard outside court.
The teenager, aged 19, was on jury service and the judge told her he spared her from jail only out of " humanity " . She was given an 8 month suspended prison sentence.
The teenager had sent to text messages to another woman juror she had only just met and who was sitting on another trial.
Posted on 11:14am Friday 1st Oct 2010
A City of London banking executive has been told they might lose their job after sending an email whilst under the influence of alcohol. The email was sent to hundreds of employees warning that a male colleague was a womaniser.
The email was sent at 1:40 am accusing a male co-worker of sleeping his way around all of the secretaries.
The email was copied to senior bosses and the co-worker himself, claiming a friend had contacted a sexually transmitted disease from him.
Senior officials at the bank are considering terminating the female employee's contract because of the indiscretion.
The bank tried to prevent the embarrassing email from leaking out, however they were unable to stop the email from appearing on the Internet.
Employee privacy had been violated by the email, a bank employee stated .