MySpace Murder Plot Foiled by Police

This story is like something out of a modern crime novel. 11alive.com is reporting that Mesa, Arizona police have foiled the murder plot of a local woman, who wanted to have her ex-boyfriend’s new lover murdered after finding all of her information on his MySpace page. From 11alive.com — A murder plot has been foiled […]

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Assistant Principle Sues Students Over MySpace Fraud

According to the Associated Press, a high school assistant principle is suing two students, after they created a MySpace people profile with her name and posted false information and obscene comments and pictures about her. You can read the entire article on USA Today at Official sues students over MySpace page.

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FaceBook Now Allowing Open Registration

TechCrunch has announced today that the popular social network site FaceBook is allowing open registration. FaceBook contains millions of user profiles and people listings. Skip tracers, private investigators and background research professionals will now have a valuable new search tool, in addition to MySpace and other social network sites, for doing people searches, background searches […]

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Facebook Planning to Allow Open Registration

We have discussed the powerful potential of using social networks like MySpace and Facebook to do people searches and background checks and research before. Once reserved only for high school and college students, Facebook is planning to allow open registration for other people. According to a post on TechCrunch — The exclusive Facebook social club, […]

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Whistleblower Posts Video on YouTube

In yet another example of the growing influence of online social networks, the Washington Post is reporting on a whistleblower from Lockheed Martin, who posted his concerns about security flaws on a fleet of Coast Guard boats in a video commentary on YouTube.com after being ignored by his bosses and government engineers. From the article […]

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