You’ve heard here before that nothing that you do online is private. Not too long ago, we reported about how federal court has forced Facebook to cooperate with law enforcement when they come with search warrants. Social networks is just one example. The reach of the police extends to music and movie streaming services that you are registered with. When the cops come knocking, asking for information about you, these companies are forced to give up the info.
The recent arrests of Brittany Nunn and her husband Peter Barr, in Mexico. The married couple from Denver headed for the border after abducting Nunn’s daughters, 6-year-old Eden Marie Nunn and 4-year-old Gemalynne Nunn-Mcmorrine. Nunn was said to be worried about losing custody of the girls to their biological fathers in court. For months, the girls’ fathers didn’t know where they were.
Looking for a needle in a haystack, law enforcement tracked Nunn by her after executing search warrants on her internet accounts, most notably, those on Spotify and Netflix. They found the IP address of the computer she was using in Mexico. She also had a package shipped to their location in Cabo San Lucas. After monitoring the family for months and collaborating with Mexican authorities, the feds were able to have them deported back to Denver. Dunn and Barr were arrested for “fleeing the country to avoid prosecution and felony custody violation counts.” The girls were returned to their fathers, who will almost certainly secure custody rights.
While it was probably a good thing that those two were caught after abducting children, stay woke. Our every move is being documented online, and the police will, most definitely, get access. If you’re going to do dirt, stay offline.