Facebook Condemns Employers Asking For Passwords

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by dw426, Mar 23, 2012.

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  1. dw426

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  3. STV0726

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    Thanks.

    This has been one recent thing that makes me so sick I could just puke on the spot when someone brings it up.

    Such a violation of privacy in every way possible. Who could even play devil's advocate for something like this? Yuck.
     
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    As of now I no longer have facebook as this pushed me over the edge. I only have G+ and Twiter which I only use to follow people and have no personal info visible to the public.
     
  5. mirimir

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    Maybe everyone could have multiple Facebook accounts (family, close friends, acquaintances ... public) rather than access/permission levels for one account. Then you could just give them the password to your public account.
     
  6. STV0726

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    No...

    If an employer asks for my password to ANYTHING, the interview is OVER.
     
  7. Hungry Man

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    It outright breaks their TOS, it has since day one.
     
  8. dw426

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    I don't think we've seen the last of these sorts of things. Employers already hunt you up on Google/Facebook/Twitter to read what they can about you. There have been several cases of being denied a job or fired based purely on personal beliefs (religious and political mostly).
     
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    But it's VOLUNTARY!

    You don't HAVE to apply for the job. You can share entry with your friends. If you have nothing to hide.............

    Hate to sound cynical about *book, but I expect mostly they're protecting their infomonpoly.

    Check this, a little OT, but my word, the gall!

    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/facebook-book-trademark/
     
  10. TheWindBringeth

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    I don't know much about facebook, but I certainly consider demands for access to that information which is available via the user's login credentials to be both extremely brazen and over the line. Lets call that the front door. My question is, though, is that the only way one's facebook activities and/or facebook related information could make their way into the hands of "an interested party"? Are there back doors?
     
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    lol!!!.. facebook condemns...when they steal and sell information.
     
  13. noone_particular

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    When an employer tries to coerce such information from its present or potential employees, it needs to be made public, loud and wide. People need to refuse to work for or do business with such companies as much as possible. If this sort of trend is allowed to continue, next they'll want your e-mail passwords or worse.
     
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    Good Job FB . . . :thumb:
    It was about time. :D
     
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