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Feds look to Facebook to track suspects, make arrests


MADISON (WKOW) -- If you think embarrassment is the worst that could happen if your photos and ramblings on Facebook are made public, think again. New documents from federal law enforcement agencies show that big brother is, in fact, watching.

An open records request submitted by the Electronic Frontier Foundation turned up internal training documents from the Department of Justice, IRS, and more.

The IRS uses Facebook, other social networking websites, and even Google Street View to track taxpayers.

For more on how law enforcement uses social networking posted by the EFF, click here.


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