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[DM] Facebook threatens to sue employers who demand passwords in job interviews - users 'should never have to share' information'

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Facebook is warning employers not to demand passwords as part of job interviews - in the wake of controversy over the intrusive practice.

Facebook's chief privacy officer, Erin Egan, stepped in on Friday in a post which said, 'If you are a Facebook user, you should never have to share your password.'

The social networking company says that it would even consider suing firms that use the practice. It also warns firms could open themselves up to legal challenges from job candidates.

'We have worked really hard at Facebook to give you the tools to control who sees your information,' says Egan.

'That’s why we’ve made it a violation of Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities to share or solicit a Facebook password.'

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Quite right.
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Good job facebook
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worthless article is worthless...
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Down with Facebook.
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worthless article is worthless...

How?
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Down with Facebook.

This is not a for or against Facebook thread. Keep spam out of here.
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How?

because it's stupid to expect that potential or current employers can actually force you to give them your username/password for your account. anyone who lets an employer do that deserves whatever comes their way. FB "threatening" to sue employers who use this practice is worthless, it's never going to actually happen
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This is awesome and Im thrilled that FB is doing this. I am not a big face book user nor am I going to be interviewing for jobs anytime soon but I was pretty pissed when I read on here a couple of weeks ago that employers asking for FB logins was becoming the norm.
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This is awesome and Im thrilled that FB is doing this. I am not a big face book user nor am I going to be interviewing for jobs anytime soon but I was pretty pissed when I read on here a couple of weeks ago that employers asking for FB logins was becoming the norm.

sensationalism at work here ladies and gents. Forcing employees to hand over login and passwords is NOT becoming the norm, an isolated incident here and there, and was quickly changed to shoulder surfing, which is a far cry different from requiring you to hand over usernames and passwords in order to keep your job or become hired.
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