It is still amazing to me that with all the personal stuff people put out there on the internet, they still think there should be this "social privacy" umbrella that protects everyone when it's convenient to do so for them. So protect me when I need it, leave me alone when I feel like it, and give me total freedom to do as I please, however do something about "that guy" because he bothers me. Block his rights because I don't agree with him. You get the point.
Well, with all the talk about what facebook is and isn't telling the feds, facebook's general counsel has released a statement regarding their decision, and policy, on releasing data to authorities:
That doesn't sound so threatening does it? Is it the whole story, though? Would we ever really know for sure? You can read the entire statement over at the facebook newsroom.