In California, a recent ruling appears to define making false comments on someone else’s Facebook as identity theft. Rolando, a juvenile resident, accessed the account information for another person, and like any good prankster, couldn’t just let it go to waste. As a result, he logged onto the account, impersonated the rightful owner and made some public statements proclaiming a certain fondness of fellatio. As a result, he was charged with identity theft. Now, if you’ve had one of your “friends” do the same thing to you, as you likely have, identity theft may seem like a little bit of a jump, so Geekosystem breaks down the specifics.
California ruling on identity theft