Govt. agencies, colleges demand applicants' Facebook passwords

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Govt. agencies, colleges demand applicants' Facebook passwords
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Wed, 03-07-2012 - 7:42am

Would you let a prospective employeer or client watch as you browsed through your Facebook page? According to this MSNBC report by Bob Sullivan:

"If you think privacy settings on your Facebook and Twitter accounts guarantee future employers or schools can't see your private posts, guess again.

Employers and colleges find the treasure-trove of personal information hiding behind password-protected accounts and privacy walls just too tempting, and some are demanding full access from job applicants and student athletes.

In Maryland, job seekers applying to the state's Department of Corrections have been asked during interviews to log into their accounts and let an interviewer watch while the potential employee clicks through wall posts, friends, photos and anything else that might be found behind the privacy wall." MORE

Wow-your thoughts?

Karla
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Registered: 09-25-2003

MH, you are smart in getting the passwords to your dd's accounts.

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