Real risks of discussing illegal/illicit matters on social media
March 5, 2014 7:41 AM Subscribe
What's so wrong with posting and discussing illicit or illegal matters on social media? It seems like a bad idea in a vague sense, sure, and I'm aware of the NSA. But if one is not currently under investigation for anything, what's the worst that could realistically happen to a person and/or their interlocutors?
posted by magdalemon to Computers & Internet (20 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
There's a situation I want to bring up with an acquaintance on Facebook, and it's very important that I come off as casual/easy-breezy, so it's not an option to meet in person or give a phone call. What risks do I run in sending a Facebook message or Gchat that might mention illegal activities?
And, for what it's worth, the illegal activities have nothing to do with guns, porn, or violence or abuse of any kind.