[Reuters] In U.S. courts, Facebook posts become less private

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[Reuters] In U.S. courts, Facebook posts become less private - 01/27/11 02:31 PM

ATLANTA, Jan 27 (Reuters Legal) - It's the latest litigation tactic in the online age: U.S. lawyers are trying to mine the private zones of Facebook and other social-media sites for photos, comments, status updates and other tidbits that might contradict what their opponents are saying in court. And increasingly, judges in civil cases are granting access to online caches that had formerly been considered off-limits.