Here’s what Facebook sends the cops when they get a subpoena
As a part of their investigation in the Philip Markoff case (Remember? The Craigslist Killer?) the Boston Police Department have subpoenaed his Facebook account. The police have then released a bunch of those files, and now we have some eyes into what Facebook sends to investigators.
I’m sure the first thought you’ll be thinking after you commit a terrible crime will be “Oh crap, I shouldn’t have posted that on Facebook”. Not only because it’ll be embarrassing to see your Spotify records, but because your every post (even deleted ones) can be sent to the police. From the embarrassing to the incriminating, this is just your regular reminder that no matter if you delete it or not, the police are still able to see everything. At least that’s what this report suggests.
What does the investigative department get? Here’s a brief list:
- All of your wall posts
- All of your photos
- Private messages
- All of your photo’s you were tagged, even the ones where the picture was taken off-guard and you look like a goon
- IP and login data
- Complete list of friends