DETROIT — Federal investigators in Detroit have
taken the rare step of obtaining search warrants that give them
access to Facebook accounts of suspected criminals.
The warrants let investigators view photographs, email
addresses, cell phone numbers, lists of friends who might double as
partners in crime, and see GPS locations that could help disprove
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The trend raises privacy and evidentiary concerns in a rapidly
evolving digital age and illustrates the potential law-enforcement
value of social media, experts said.