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Facebook warns employers not to demand passwords
Boston.com ^ | March 23, 2012 | AP

Posted on 03/23/2012 10:22:24 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA

NEW YORK—Facebook is warning employers not to demand the passwords of job applicants, saying that it's an invasion of privacy that opens companies to legal liabilities.

The social networking company is also threatening legal action.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1984; bigbrother; facebook; pryingeyes
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Follow up to story from earlier this week. FB strikes back, as some here on FB predicted.
1 posted on 03/23/2012 10:22:33 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA
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To: GOPsterinMA

Should read “...as some here on FR predicted.”


2 posted on 03/23/2012 10:23:47 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Establishment is the establishment.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

I figured they would. It is interference by those companies in Facebook’s Intellectual Property, software licensing agreements, profits, etc. Tortious interference is just the start of such a lawsuit.


3 posted on 03/23/2012 10:25:41 AM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

I don’t have a Facebook, Linkedin or any other social/relationship page.

If I did I would either not tell them about it or tell them it is private and privileged information.

Not gonna do it.


4 posted on 03/23/2012 10:26:26 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: CodeToad

You’re right. The right nerves (money) were hit upon.


5 posted on 03/23/2012 10:28:03 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Establishment is the establishment.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Anyone who has that social network crap deserves what they get. Check your machines for cookies, keyloggers etc. They’re all dangerous to your privacy.


6 posted on 03/23/2012 10:28:48 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: Vendome

It must be cold and dark in that cave you live in...


7 posted on 03/23/2012 10:29:04 AM PDT by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Not a fan of FB nor will I ever join. But I congratulate them and encourage them to fight this kind of nonsense.


8 posted on 03/23/2012 10:29:30 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Vendome
I have a fake FB account. If "they" look for real me online, good luck.

Not having any of these things is the best method though.

9 posted on 03/23/2012 10:30:26 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Establishment is the establishment.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Thank you, Facebook! There was no (legal, good, helpful)reason for people to give up their private information.


10 posted on 03/23/2012 10:30:45 AM PDT by madison10
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To: madison10; Enterprise; carriage_hill

AMEN!


11 posted on 03/23/2012 10:32:34 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Establishment is the establishment.)
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To: TSgt

Well, I wouldn’t go that far. I don’t use Facebook or Twitter, and I don’t feel like a cave dweller.

It is not my cup of tea, but I don’t want to denigrate anyone who feels they have to or want to use it.

That said, I always hope that same courtesy is extended for me for NOT using them.


12 posted on 03/23/2012 10:32:38 AM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: Vendome; TSgt

I have no social network accounts aside from FR. I don’t own a smartphone. I don’t have a laptop. My cave is very bright and well-stocked with private stashes of things that wouldn’t exist if I had social network accounts.

Privacy is tantamount to me.

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

I’m VERY safe in my person and my liberty. Someone asks me for my Facebook password in an interview: “Sorry, I don’t have an account.” No other excuses required.


13 posted on 03/23/2012 10:33:33 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Vendome

I finally got on FB just to keep up with a brother, nieces, nephews & two cousins, all who live out of town/state. I have to admit, it’s been a good thing, really keeps me in daily touch with them - just seeing pictures, etc. is priceless. My “friends” are all close family only - asking me to see my FB account would be like telling me to bring my family photo albums to an interview for review. I would walk out of an interview before I would let them look at my FB account .... and I am currently unemployed so this is not a hypothetical for me.


14 posted on 03/23/2012 10:33:58 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: carriage_hill

Everything you post or do on the web can be tracked if someone really wanted to do it.


15 posted on 03/23/2012 10:34:09 AM PDT by svcw (CLEAN WATER & Education http://www.longlostsis.com/PI/MayanHelp2012.html)
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To: TSgt

Actually it’s quite comfy. There are a lot of us in here. ;)


16 posted on 03/23/2012 10:34:22 AM PDT by TexasSecede79366 (Soap box,jury box,ballot box,bullet box. Where are we now?)
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To: TSgt

We have enough wood and whale oil to last years...


17 posted on 03/23/2012 10:40:52 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: svcw; GOPsterinMA

People have no idea of what they’re allowing to happen to themselves and their machines, as well as their/their families’ future, by using that “social-crutch” junk.


18 posted on 03/23/2012 10:43:09 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: carriage_hill
You're 100% right!

All it takes is one “right click and save” and PRESTO, that pic of you doing “whatever” is saved FOREVER.

And what's going on with the innards of your machines? That's a whole other story,

19 posted on 03/23/2012 10:47:39 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Establishment is the establishment.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; All

Facebook dangers:

http://www.myid.com/blog/the-secret-dangers-of-facebook/

How to get rid of that Facebook crap:

http://www.wikihow.com/Permanently-Delete-a-Facebook-Account

Sorry, I can’t help with Twitter, LinkedIn or the others.


20 posted on 03/23/2012 10:50:10 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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