Category: Finally Friday

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There are plenty of arcane, not to say bizarre laws in the UK. However, as usual, our US cousins outdo us in the strange and wacky department. There are American…

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Celebs do them, teenage girls do them, even educated fleas do them. Selfies – digital self-portraits which are then posted online – are all over the internet. The advent of…

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This new infographic commissioned by the Huffington Post from Visually gives an excellent overview of the dangers of identity theft. Did you know you can buy the personal information of…

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Finally Friday is an occasional series of posts taking a light-hearted look at how social media and law enforcement interact in unintended ways. I’ve posted before about criminals at large…

Monopoly Go to Jail

Finally Friday is an occasional series of posts which look at the lighter side of life. In particular, I delight in rounding up examples of criminals whose own stupidity is…

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Tweet I’ve written several times about the different uses that both criminals and law enforcement officials make of new technologies and social media in particular to outwit each other. This…

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Tweet To ease us all into 2013, I thought it was time for another round up of bizarre social media and law enforcement stories; you can find more in the…

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Tweet We’ve been surrounded by Christmas-themed advertising for about three months now. We expect mainstream retailers to surround us with Santas and reindeer, holly and tinsel – not to mention…

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Tweet I’ve written before about the, often ludicrous, ways in which criminals have advertised their crimes on social media and ended up being apprehended as a result. This week, three…

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Tweet Probation officers use social media for many different reasons. Promoting the work of the service. Building alliances with local commissioners and other stakeholders. Discussing best practice around desistance etc…

20 cases solved by Facebook

Tweet There are plenty of posts on this site about how police have used Facebook to track down criminals and even more about how criminals have used Facebook to brag…

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Tweet Many a Finally Friday post has focused on the recklessness and straightforward stupidity of criminals who have advertised their offences on social media and been promptly arrested. This week’s…

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