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Police Call for Facebook Law Liaison

SOCIAL NETWORKING—AUSTRALIA

May 28, 2010

Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Gaughan met with global police chiefs at the U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday to discuss strategies to deal with "the growing number of crimes linked to Facebook," The Sydney Morning Herald reports. "What I'll be pushing for from an Australian perspective is a dedicated law enforcement liaison person in Australia," Gaughan said prior to the meeting. He also discussed the need for a "report abuse" option and age-verification software on the social networking site. Gaughan's remarks followed warnings by police urging teenagers to be aware of their privacy settings in the wake of the alleged murder of a Sydney teen by a man who created a fake Facebook profile.   
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