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Legal notifications on Facebook OK with Aussie supreme court
By Rebecca Smith Hurd,  Newser User
Posted Dec 12, 2008 3:47 PM CST
University of Virginia computer science student Adrienne Felt researched how online privacy relates to third-party applications that users routinely download on Web sites such as Facebook.   (AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)
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(Newser) – Australians can add legal judgments to the list of goodies their Facebook “friends” can send them. In what appears to be a global first, a Supreme Court judge today ruled that notices of default judgments—cases that don’t require defendants to appear—may be served on Facebook, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. Plantiffs can also deliver notices by email, text message, or old-fashioned paper mail.