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Posted on: Jun 27, 2014

Facebook filed an appeal that is contesting a Manhattan District's Attorney's right to the Facebook information of 381 people who were accused of collecting disability benefits.

The information was used in cases against police officers, firefighters and other government workers. The Facebook information provided showed that some of these workers, who were receiving disability benefits, were taking part in activities such as karate and deep-sea fishing.

This is the largest set of search warrants Facebook has received and only 62 people were charged in the case. Read more about the case and potential future implications here.

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