Skip to comments.State agencies, colleges demand applicants' Facebook passwords (Communism around the corner)
Posted on 03/06/2012 4:39:15 AM PST by tobyhill
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 increasingly, they are demanding full access from applicants and students.
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.
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This is what happens when government runs amok.
People in authority think they can do anything
The password to my fake Facebook page is screwu
Nation of laws vs. Nation of men.
“Social Media Monitoring” by progessive leftists in colleges.
Can you say peer pressure?
I guess there are things better than Fb and Twitter. Just go hang out with your friends ...face to face and really communicate with each other.
We learned this very quickly at one jobsite. If I needed to speak with my boss outside the fenceline or make him aware of something, it was a scan out and a walk over to talk. Nothing, nothing of value went into any of the monitored company email. That said there are thousands of businesses required to keep every freakin’ email for the government to monitor.
Social media monitoring is just the next step...
I have no Facebook account. Nor any other social messaging account. Am I therefore automatically rejected as an applicant?
I do have FreeRepublic though. Should I be concerned? /s
It’s a crime.
Everyone should be concerned.
Over-reaching government is what fills the vacuum of created by gutless people.
I have a facebook account but I ONLY use it to store photos of my family online, so I dont have to upload or email them to anyone who wants to see them
Aw, poor little Brad still thinks we have that old outdated dusty Constitution made up by a bunch of old dead white guys.
You present an interesting idea: is it possible to create a Facebook account with a minimal amount of personal information and a maximum amount of privacy (setting) for the sole purpose of giving the middle finger to someone who looks?
There are other tricks of course.
Remember the escalator deal ~ don't go up right away ~ wait. Then go up when you have clear command of your personal space.
They like that.
(also provides a partial explanation of the gesture's origin)
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.
Yeah like that is going to happen. Sorry you just violated my rights under the US Constitution and now you will pay me for the rest of my life without my actually working!
The only way to deal with these assclowns.......
He should have some animal pictures ~ where he's petting the animal. He should also have pictures of himself with swimming teams, swim clubs, and other sorts of clubs with close relationships to the public park systems.
If he doesn't he's hiding something ~ like why he doesn't want to be seen standing there with young men in speedos!
The ones I find most disturbing are where the county manager has NO pictures at all with him with young girls ~ that's a definite guilt trip deal.
Two years ago we had that in Delaware ~ the Democrat's friends at Google.com had obviously cleared the decks of photos with him in them.
You apply for some jobs you will get a thorough background check ~ you will have agreed to that at the time you submitted the application. Otherwise you simply will not get the jobs ~ NOT EVER ~ not even with some other country.
A blatant attempt to root out any applicants with conservative viewpoints for rejection.
Doesn't that make it easier for the regime to ID them when they have to round up possible conservatives?
They have Free accounts with Unlimited storage for photos. Free Account Info
I have a 'Pro account' which gives me extra goodies. But the Free Account suits most people.
Well anybody with a lick of common sense (who still wanted to work for a company that would ask something like that) would create a “dummy” facebook profile, with some innocuous pictures of kitty cats and inspirational quotes. Put some nice, clean cut “business friendly” types on the friends list (with a couple token minorities to display your politically correct cred) and some dull posts about the weather.
I guess their titillation with me would be downright boring as I don’t do social media and question the intelligence of those who foolishly do.
Why would you voluntarily climb in bed with someone when they could, on a whim or moment’s notice or “accident,” turn and bite you big time?
I value my privacy and work to improve it.
I don’t have a facebook account. I also don’t have an account at Freerepublic. :)
I can easily see why the Department of Corrections would want to see what employees or job applicants are putting on Facebook. That's legitimate.
Same for any federal job requiring a security clearance, or most state and local police work.
I don't have a problem with a university or any other employer requiring EMPLOYEES to disclose their off-duty activities. It seems like a bad idea to me, and for tenured professors, it would be a violation of academic freedom to discharge someone based on most things they might put on Facebook, but if you want to work for someone you need to follow their rules unless they're clearly unconstitutional.
This isn't. Employers have the right to make stupid rules, and I have the right to choose not to work for them.
But students? What possible legitimate purpose could there be for forcing students to disclose Facebook passwords at a public university? There are longstanding precedents in case law which may apply here to student free speech rights.
Private schools are a whole different ballgame. I know of private Christian schools which monitor Facebook and will discipline students for grossly offensive things posted there. I will defend their right to do so — and theoretically, I suppose Harvard or Yale could use their private status to do the same.
Bottom line: If you don't want the whole wide world to know what you say, don't post it on the world wide web.
Just on the surface this sounds like something that could keep half the country’s lawyer population gainfully employed for the next ten years.
Obama’s Justice Dept. is actually bringing the hammer down on employers who snoop Facebook. Unions are finding it just too useful for behind-your-back organizing campaigns, dontcha know.
Atlas Shrugged tells us that that’s not the solution. We can’t simply get clever in order to play along with a corrupt and abusive system, for its ability to become ever more corrupt and abusive is virtually infinite. We have to fight it head on.
In Communist Russia, they tortured people to get the names of their compatriots. That won’t be required now.