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In the Social Media for Cops section you’ll find news reports and expert articles dealing with all things social media. Facebook and Twitter are being used by officers to connect with each other, with the public, and with departments around the world, sometimes for fun and other times to help solve crimes.
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July 13, 2011

Police warrants to search Facebook profiles on the rise

Facebook regularly pushes back against law-enforcement "fishing expeditions," said a spokesperson - Full Story
July 09, 2011

Calif. bill wouldn't limit cell phone evidence

Calif. legislation would allow cell phone evidence even if officers extracted the information without asking a judge - Full Story
July 08, 2011

Video: Slain officer speaks of faith vs. police work

Memphis officer Timothy Warren posted a video to YouTube in the months before he was fatally shot - Full Story
July 01, 2011

Officers threatened after Emily Good arrest

Rochester police officers involved in the arrest of activist Emily Good, who filmed a traffic stop and posted the video online, have had threats made against them - Full Story
June 28, 2011

iPhone apps could mean trouble for law enforcement

'Find my iPhone' and others could make it difficult to collect evidence from a suspect's cell phone - Full Story
June 27, 2011

Charge dropped against NY woman arrested filming cops

Police Chief James Sheppard said facts didn’t support the charge - Full Story
June 22, 2011

iPhone app enables secret police recording

OpenWatch bills itself as "a counter-surveillance using cellular phones as a way of monitoring authority figures" - Full Story
June 22, 2011

Controversy over arrest of woman who filmed traffic stop

Rochester PD is investigating the arrest of Emily Good after she refused to go inside and stop filming - Full Story
June 03, 2011

Twitter strategy fails UK cops during bomb threat

Police refused to comment about explosive device, then launched communication using hashtag #watfordbomb - Full Story
May 25, 2011
Facebook page bypasses authorities, claims child abuse

Facebook page bypasses authorities, claims child abuse

Father of two-year-old alleges ex-wife and boyfriend abused girl, seeks custody - Full Story

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