So far, we have discussed Facebook legal faux pas done with intent. But that's not the only way the social network can land you in jail. In 2007, a time when Facebook use was still in its infancy, a 37-year-old U.K. man joined the site to look at a friend's photos. But after signing up, Facebook automatically sent a friend request on his behalf to every email in his address book. Regrettably, this included his estranged wife, who happened to have a court injunction prohibiting her husband from contacting her. For that goof, the unwitting Facebook user was jailed for seven days.
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Date 14-07-24 2:39
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Date 14-07-23 1:14
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Date 14-07-25 4:45
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Date 14-07-23 4:50
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