Some employers are asking job applicants for Facebook username, password

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    Some employers are asking job applicants for Facebook username, password | NJ.com

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    AFter you expect that people will pee in a bottle to get a job, and people DO IT like sheep, pretty much every invasion of privacy is thought minor by our corporate masters.


    Corporations do not believe in anybody's right to privacy.

    And it is these corporations that some of us truly HOPE will eventually run the nation.


    Forking tools!
     
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    What business is it of ANYONE what your private inbox messages are?

    I've heard it all now.
     
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    Why would anyone be stupid enough to tell their employer that they had a Face Book Account?
     
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    Oh those "EVIL" corporations! Guess what editec? Many govt. agencies (esp. police depts) are doing it. Read the article.

    I have no problem with drug testing people who have jobs that involve public safety, and most people don't either. This has NOTHING to do with safety.

    But to require a password at the INTERVIEW? Awful.

    Cautionary tale for young people.
     
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    Seems to me to be completely unwarranted and inappropriate. I do however understand employers who block access to social network sites on their company computers.
     
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    Why would they want your password. Nobody would give that info to them, I don't even think that's legal.
     
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    They don't need your password to do that.
     
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    Obviously.
     
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    Of course you don't.

    And that is why our 4th amendments rights are pretty much thing of the past, Chanel.

    Because you and millions like you cannot see why such things are antithetical to a free society.
     

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