New Facebook Infographic
With over 600 million members on Facebook that share personal details about their lives, but most do not realize how simple and common it is for their private photos, political and religious views, friends, and events to be looked in on by strangers. Officials from the CIA, attorneys, educational institutes, insurance agents and employers are more and more frequently using Facebook to make judgments and decisions based on your content therein.
Law firms, from personal injury lawyers investigating a car accident to divorce and trial lawyers have admitted to using facebook to collect private information. Lawyers investigating potential jurors on Facebook is now common, the Wall Street Journal reports. One lawyer admitted this while defending a priest on sexual abuse charges. He researched jury candidates’ pages to get a feel of how devout they were and explains, “It’s a waterfall of information, compared to the pinhole view you used to get.”
If you were injured in a car accident, an attorney or insurance agent might research if you were already complaining of back or neck injuries, or if you were drinking the night of the accident. If you are a smoker, lawyers could make an attempt in court to show that your medical bills are partly your fault because you are a smoker and are not making an effort to heal. Based on mobile status updates on Facebook, One could even prove that you were using your cell phone to post on Facebook while driving. To learn more about how officials are using your private information and a complete solution to stopping this for you and your loved ones, read our new facebook infographic