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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Gumby learns that there is no reasonable expectation of privacy in facebook postings

This article from today's San Diego Union-Tribune chronicles the adventures of a local man who walked into a 7-11 in a Gumby costume on Labor Day and claimed to be committing a robbery. The print version reports that the suspect had posted on his facebook page on Aug. 15 a mention of his new Gumby costume and how he had worn it everywhere. And fortunately, the print version suggests in the headline that, as the suspect is claiming he was only playing a prank, Gumby may avoid the Pokey.

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