August 3, 2011 Leave a Comment
Whoever just requested to reset my facebook password 6 times within a few minutes might not be aware of the most recent ruling from a California judge that “logging into someone else’s Facebook account” may constitute identity theft and result in prosecution. From the article on Ars Technica’s Law & Disorder blog:
The juvenile was prosecuted under a California statute (section 530.55) which applies to anyone who:
wilfully obtains personal identifying information [of the victim and] uses that information for any unlawful purpose, including to obtain, or attempt to obtain, credit, goods, services, real property, or medication information.
They might also not realize that I haven’t really used Facebook in the past year.