re: Police Make Wide Use Of Social Tools
For some criminal types, this is like giving law enforcement the opportuity to shoot fish in a rain barrel.
One example that comes to mind - father and son duo decide they want to show off their marijuana plants and drum up business, so they post pictures of 20+ foot tall plants to Facebook. A few hours later, three sheriff's deputies and a K-9 unit are apprehending and confiscating.
People with limited knowledge or understanding of social media (or the Internet in general, for that matter), simply don't understand that once something goes digital, it becomes permanent. Someone somewhere is listening, watching, recording, collecting, searching, sifting, backing up...