As Facebook has worked more with the police over the years, its official officer guidelines have changed. An Anonymous hack revealed confidential law enforcement guidelines from 2006 and 2010, reports Talking Points Memo. Even back in 2006, when the social network was just two years old and still only open to college students, Facebook had guidelines for how the po could use its network to nab bad guys. Considering the social network's growth and the proliferation of officers using Facebook to solve crimes, the network updated the guidelines again in 2010 it looks like. And, apparently, will do it again today, this time posting the them publicly to Facebook's Help Center.
Between 2006 and 2010 Facebook beefed up its guidelines from 3 sparse pages to 10 hearty ones, which makes sense since more and more offers are using Facebook evidence. The number of warrants granted to law enforcements agencies to obtain Facebook data in 2011 was double that of those granted in 2010, reports Reuters. Given the surge, Facebook's guidelines have added and removed certain details. We'd say, over the years Facebook have
2006: This earlier version said that Facebook will not provide any user data without "a valid subpoena or warrant,”