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Hand over your Facebook login and password if you want a job

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http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012...ou-want-a-job/

Utterly disgusting practice, asking for PRIVATE login details that even Facebook themselves advise you don't give to anyone. I can't see any justification for this to be honest (I mean technically it'd mean they could post in your name and censor you, screw that!) and it'd certainly make me think twice about wanting to work for a company that asked for such things. To me it just makes this song more relevant and prophetic.

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Thats the stupidist thing I've heard this year. I would tell them I don't have a facebook.

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That is absolutely ridiculous, who are they to think they can scratch and claw their way into people's personal privacy?

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Absolutely shocking!! Why would they even need your facebook details??? Ridiculous i wld not b working ther if it was my employer!

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Yeah there is no reason for this. If you don't trust your employee, why hire him/her?

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New development: Even Facebook themselves, known for dodgy privacy issues in the past (but to be fair have never advised anyone to tell someone else their password), have waded in on this one. http://www.mashable.com/2012/03/23/facebook-responds-employers-passwords/

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this likely isn't going to last much longer...

http://news.yahoo.com/senator-employers-shouldnt-seek-passwords-215733992.html

SEATTLE (AP) — A Democratic senator from Connecticut is writing a bill that would stop the practice of employers asking job applicants for their Facebook or other social media passwords, he told The Associated Press on Thursday.

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said that such a practice is an "unreasonable invasion of privacy for people seeking work."

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this likely isn't going to last much longer...

http://news.yahoo.com/senator-employers-shouldnt-seek-passwords-215733992.html

SEATTLE (AP) — A Democratic senator from Connecticut is writing a bill that would stop the practice of employers asking job applicants for their Facebook or other social media passwords, he told The Associated Press on Thursday.

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said that such a practice is an "unreasonable invasion of privacy for people seeking work."

yeah good stuff!!

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That's great to hear

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Nice to see some common sense and decency prevailing for once.

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Indeed. I'm utterly shocked. But then I come from a country where it's technically illegal for employers to do an internet search on their potential employees without requesting permission first.

Besides, smart employers know that what someone said online when they were 13 says nothing about their potential value as an employee at 23.

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i would never hand over my pass word to my boss,no 1 its invasion of of privacy, none of their bees wax, if it measn losing my job , it called a attorney.

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