Police Ask Facebook To Shut Down Page Revealing Unmarked Car Locations

Via the Daily Dot, using Facebook as a tool against surveillance:

Police in Australia are upset at Facebook’s refusal to take down a page identifying unmarked police cars. Residents in the state of Victoria are posting pictures, licence plate numbers, and location details of the unmarked vehicles on a page called VIC Undercover Police Cars. It has racked up 26,000 likes since its creation in early September.

Victoria police have asked Facebook to take down the page, claiming it could ruin secret operations and put officers’ lives in danger. The social networking site reportedly denied the request because the pictures are taken on public property, which doesn’t violate Facebook’s Terms of Service.

5 Comments on "Police Ask Facebook To Shut Down Page Revealing Unmarked Car Locations"

  1. Also, people in Hell want Iced Water.

  2. Victoria Police are major scumbags (like most police forces).
    they are poorly-trained, overly-aggressive and majorly corrupt.
    their favourite pastime is murdering the mentally ill.
    Apart from a culture of impunity and entitlement, much of their douchbaginess probably stems from the quality of the candidates they attract.
    i feel pretty certain that most people around the world can identify a similar phenomenon amongst their local “peace” officers.

  3. BuzzCoastin | Oct 24, 2012 at 8:55 am |

    listen to the Pigs squeal when the snoop is on the other foot
    turnabout is fair play my lil piggies
    goin’ we, wee, wee, all the way back to the pig pen

  4. Tricky Dick | Oct 24, 2012 at 10:47 am |

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Facebook? A tool against surveillance?
    Facebook is the surveillance state’s wet dream, all the sheep telling everyone what they’re doing all the time.

  5. The cops don’t like being spied upon?

    How DARE “we the people” do something like that!

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