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    Employers demand Facebook password from job applicants

    Employers are asking for Facebook passwords or requesting applicants to log into Facebook during interviews. I bet Facebook could make a ton of money selling this information.

    Read more: Job applicants asked to turn over their Facebook *passwords* - NY Daily News

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    Ha....this begs for a service to create alter egos for people Nothing that anyone on this board can't handle...but still...put up a few Mom and Dad proof pics, friend a few people, say you don't use it much...

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    Quote Originally Posted by javanx3d View Post
    Ha....this begs for a service to create alter egos for people Nothing that anyone on this board can't handle...but still...put up a few Mom and Dad proof pics, friend a few people, say you don't use it much...
    There you go! That's the basic NB plan. The NB special offer you get 100 Gmails, 100 Web 2.0s, a Twitter, Orkut, 1000 forum profiles and 5 spun articles.

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    Basically that proves that most employers are ages away from NB's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogart View Post
    There you go! That's the basic NB plan. The NB special offer you get 100 Gmails, 100 Web 2.0s, a Twitter, Orkut, 1000 forum profiles and 5 spun articles.
    This would be the B2B service provider plan (too geeky for fraternity/sorority graduates)....You'd have to dress it up more

    (Done something stupid at initiation? Done the walk of shame one too many times??? Do you really think [insert big local company here] wants to see pics of you doing a keg stand? Recreate your FaceBook image now! Only $399 (the limit of many new collegestudent credit cards is default to $500 if they are not from a comfortable family...)...for just $100 more we can make you current account "disappear" from the prying eyes of future employers who have no right to see your private information....)
    and probably advertise at the campus level....
    Oh wait, for another $75 we will even throw in free new business friendly "friends" and pics You could mark it up all day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogart View Post
    Employers are asking for Facebook passwords or requesting applicants to log into Facebook during interviews. I bet Facebook could make a ton of money selling this information.

    Read more: Job applicants asked to turn over their Facebook *passwords* - NY Daily News
    This has been a topic a while ago, it's hard to believe it's still happening.
    The scariest thing is that people consider it a normal practice, some companies have way to much power. People are just following the herd like sheep.
    What's the next step, a live cam in employees homes?

    This is a bad development.

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    The thing with Facebook is they back-up everything even if you delete it. At anytime they could change their privacy settings and all your deleted photos are restored to your timeline. Haha.

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    Facebook says it may launch legal action against employers who ask for user passwords and Senator drafting bill to prevent potential employers from requiring Facebook logins – Facebook isn’t amused by employers and other entities demanding login credentials. It may sue, and legislators are looking at making such action illegal. And Protecting Your Passwords and Your Privacy

    Facebook amending privacy policy, here’s a rundown of the changes – Once again, Facebook is tweaking its privacy policy.



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    Teacher's aide just fired today for refusing to give administrators access to here Facebook account.

    You'd figure with all the recent publicity that people would back off asking to access Facebook accounts of employees.

    University of Notre Dame labor law professor Barbara Frick said the school didn’t break any laws by asking for Hester’s Facebook information.

    Right now there are no state or federal laws protecting social media privacy in the workplace, Frick said.
    Teacher's aide says 'no access' to her Facebook; now legal battle with school - wsbt.com

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