Feds using Facebook to gather information

SAN FRANCISCO

The documents were obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based civil liberties group.

They show the FBI and other law enforcement officials are increasingly using social networking sites to investigate potential criminals.

The feds are using Facebook and other social networking sites to check suspect alias,' identify suspects' friends and relatives and browse private information including postings, photos and videos.

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