Immigration deports Alexey Karetnikov: Microsoft engineer, alleged Russian spy, loyal Facebook user

The curious case of the Russian spies grows, well, curiouser, as the Washington Post reports that a Microsoft Software Design Engineer named Alexey Karetnikov has recently been ordered out of the country for "immigration violations." According to a government source, Karetnikov had "just set up shop," (spy shop, that is) and the immigration charges were technicalities used to get him out of the country quickly (and without an annoying trial). We just hope that Alexey followed our advice for managing Facebook privacy settings -- it would be terribly ironic if he was exposed to the world through his naive use of the social networking sites.