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Facebook • The most popular Social Networking Site in the US – What exactly is a “social networking site”? • Approx. 1, 300, 000 registered users – Number of fake Facebook profiles: ~81, 000
Some Facebook stats • • Used by 57% of American adults Used by 73% of Americans age 12 -17 64% of users visit daily Average number of friends is 338
Facebook History: – Initially Facebook was set up as an exclusive network for Harvard students. Within 2 weeks, half of the schools in the Boston area began demanding a Facebook network. – Zuckerberg immediately recruited his friends Dustin Moskowitz and Chris Hughes to help build Facebook. – Within four months, Facebook added 30 more college networks.
Facebook History: – Napster cofounder, Sean Parker, began working with Zuckerberg. – Parker provided the introduction to their first investor, Peter Thiel, cofounder of Pay. Pal , who invested $500, 000 into Facebook.
Facebook • Facebook will take whatever information you want to give it • Remember, it’s in business to sell you, not because it wants to make it easy for you to keep in touch with Aunt Mary • 70% of marketers use Facebook to gain new customers
Other Facebook stats • Number of Facebook employees: 4, 619 • Total 2013 revenue: $6, 150, 000
Facebook • First, your timeline • Data that is specific to you
Facebook • Now, your newsfeed • Anything that is posted by or about anyone who is your friend, or someone or something you’ve “liked”
Facebook • Facebook has an instant messaging function
Facebook • It also has email-type communication
Facebook • Facebook has traditionally not been the easiest company to deal with, but they’re getting better
Download your information • With whom will this be useful? • Let’s see what it looks like…
Will include a text file describing the download
Facebook • Remember, none of the information that is submitted to Facebook during the creation of a profile is verified • What information is going to be useful to us?
Child Pornography on Facebook and Child Pornography
Child Pornography on Facebook DELAIDE, Australia — An international child pornography ring that operated on Facebook. – Eleven people were charged in Australia, Britain and Canada in connection with the syndicate, which involved people using Facebook to distribute and view graphic sexual images. – Facebook management knew about the pornography on its website and had deactivated accounts of people involved, but had not informed police. – The networking site had immediately taken action once a police investigation began. – The ringleader admitted to sharing over 100, 000 indecent images on Facebook.
Child Pornography on Facebook The following are actual groups (profiles) currently and/or previously available to site users around the world: Kidsex Young Preteen Lesbians 10 -17 Teen Bisexual Incest PTHC (preteen hard-core pornography) 12 to 13 Boy Sex Young Gay Pics and Movie Trade Gangbanging Hot and Teen Lesbians Young Lesbians Love Little Kids Mentor Baby Girls I. ncest Forever Sex little Girls Nude Teens Fuck Young Girls Fuck Young Boys Blowjob Fan Page
Child Pornography on Facebook “Pedo. Bear” is a cartoon of a pedophiliac bear that many pedophiles are using to identify each other on Facebook. There are currently 267, 064 Facebook “likes” for dozens of pages filled with fan groups containing the term “Pedo. Bear. ”
Child Pornography on Facebook As you can see child porn images are uploaded directly to profile pages. Viewable to friends of that
Child Pornography on Facebook Some profiles are meant to encourage young girls to send images of themselves. Often times this is very effective and
Child Pornography on Facebook Some profiles even are geared toward soliciting child prostitution or manufacturing of child pornography.
Child Pornography on Facebook Young mother posted images of her newborn son on her profile. She was banned from further postings under the suspicion of uploading child pornography.
Child Pornography on Facebook Links to outside child-pornography websites with photos and video captions. The following are a few of those captions: “Arabian boy f–k his neighbor 13 yo” “Mom seduces son in bedroom” “Arabian teacher rapes his student” “Boys f–k each other” “Arabian boy f–k his younger brother in the a–” “Circumcision of boys” The administrator for the group “Planet-of-Boys” posted a visitor advisory on his Facebook page: • “Enter Our Blog and Chat live with people who love boyz, share emails and links safely – you can get deleted if you do that on Facebook but on our blog you will not got deleted and you can have fun all the time. ”
Undercover Account Step 1: Create an email account from a free email service (Gmail, Hot. Mail, Yahoo, etc. ) Do Not use your department Domain for your account. Step 2: Use new email address to create Facebook profile. Female profiles seem to work better than male. Step 3: Use the profile, upload images, news links, check in at locations etc. Step 4: Search for people of interest. (i. e. drug gangs, pedophiles etc. ) in order to “Friend” them. Step 5: Block younger profiles from your profile, UNLESS that is your target demographic.
Undercover Account Search for people that are of interest to your type of investigation. However; do not limit yourself to just these people. You want the profile to appear credible.
Undercover Account Images: When uploading images to your undercover profile, special considerations must be made. Do not use family photos Do not use a stock image as your fake profile person Use images of locations in your area Refer to images from profiles on your friends list WHY?
Soapbox time • Everything you put on the internet is available to EVERYONE IN THE UNIVERSE for THE REMAINDER OF TIME. • Lots of people get themselves jammed up on sites like Facebook
Facebook Mistakes people make with Facebook
Facebook Mistakes people make with Facebook A juror in the UK was dismissed after she disclosed sensitive case information on her Facebook profile. "I don't know which way to go, so I'm holding a poll" the juror wrote, asking her Facebook friends to weigh in on the case.
Facebook Mistakes people make with Facebook A 19 -year-old Florida mother posted a Facebook photo of her infant appearing to smoke out of a bong. She is "facing one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, a firstdegree misdemeanor. "
Facebook Mistakes people make with Facebook Photo of Bikini Clad Women Draped on a Police Cruiser Gets South Carolina Cop Fired. -A South Carolina police officer has been relieved of his duties after a photo surfaced on Facebook of scantily-clad women posing on the hood of his town police cruiser. -One of the women who participated in the bikini car wash fundraiser, "Tits n Tats, " and is featured in the photo pin-up, is a Berkeley County sheriff's deputy, and might lose her job as well.
Facebook helps in investigations
Facebook helps in investigations
Preservation of online evidence • Some lower-tech options – Screenshots • “Print. Screen” key • Webshot – Video capture software • Snagit • Camtasia
Webshot www. websitescreenshot s. com
Snag. It www. techsmith. com
Better options • Website mirroring software – Pagesucker – Scrap. Book (Firefox add-on)
Scrap. Book • Mozilla Firefox add-on • Allows us to navigate to a page, and then begin the capture process
Facebook • The three places you can find evidence: – The page itself – From Facebook – A forensic examination
Evidence on the page • What evidence can we get just from the page: – The page itself – Any public postings – Any postings that can be seen by friends, as long as we have legal access – A full copy of whatever we can see
Information from Facebook • Information we can request from Facebook: – Subscriber information – IP addresses – E-mail accounts – Saved messages – Content of locked page – Phone numbers
Evidence from the Computer / Cell • A thorough forensic exam can reveal: – Creation process – Facebook messages – Contents – Friends – Passwords