Govt. agencies, colleges demand applicants' Facebook passwords


Locutus
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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 some are demanding full access from job applicants and student athletes.
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.


Previously, applicants were asked to surrender their user name and password, but a complaint from the ACLU stopped that practice last year. While submitting to a Facebook review is voluntary, virtually all applicants agree to it out of a desire to score well in the interview, according Maryland ACLU legislative director Melissa Coretz Goemann.


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PoliticalNick
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

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 some are demanding full access from job applicants and student athletes.
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.


Previously, applicants were asked to surrender their user name and password, but a complaint from the ACLU stopped that practice last year. While submitting to a Facebook review is voluntary, virtually all applicants agree to it out of a desire to score well in the interview, according Maryland ACLU legislative director Melissa Coretz Goemann.


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Red Tape - Govt. agencies, colleges demand applicants' Facebook passwords

You can bet I won't be applying to the Maryland Dept of Corrections.

Every day another example of the way the powers that be keep working toward that Orwellian, big brother society.
 
L Gilbert
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It's simple, if you don't want any info about yourself scattered around the planet, don't post it anywhere on the net.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by L GilbertView Post

It's simple, if you don't want any info about yourself scattered around the planet, don't post it anywhere on the net.

That's why I always lie about myself on the net. lol
 
L Gilbert
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

That's why I always lie about myself on the net. lol

That works, too. lol
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

That's why I always lie about myself on the net. lol


You mean you're not a gorgeous hot chick that any man would die for?
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

You mean you're not a gorgeous hot chick that any man would die for?

I'm spunky and I have a winning personality. lol

Also a killer rack.
 
CDNBear
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Also a killer rack.

Sweeeeeeet!!! I love hunting things that can kill me!
 
L Gilbert
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Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBearView Post

Sweeeeeeet!!! I love hunting things that can kill me!

lol.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBearView Post

Sweeeeeeet!!! I love hunting things that can kill me!

Gotta catch me first.
 
CDNBear
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Gotta catch me first.

Ah hell no, I'll just use bait.



 
gerryh
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you guys gotta remember that she just finished telling us that she lies about herself on the net...soooooo..... in reality "she" is a 25 year old virginal computer nerd who still lives in his mom and dads basement.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

you guys gotta remember that she just finished telling us that she lies about herself on the net...soooooo..... in reality "she" is a 25 year old virginal computer nerd who still lives in his mom and dads basement.


Excuse me, but a 25 year old virginal computer nerd who still lives in mom and dads basement....with a killer rack.

And I actually managed to type virginal with a straight face. LOL.
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Excuse me, but a 25 year old virginal computer nerd who still lives in mom and dads basement....with a killer rack.

And I actually managed to type virginal with a straight face. LOL.


ya, rack as in server rack.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

ya, rack as in server rack.

Well what kind of rack did ya think I meant?
 
CDNBear
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SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBearView Post

You promised to never share those pictures!
 
CDNBear
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Someone had to defend your virtue.
 
L Gilbert
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Yeah, that was uncool. I'm hogging the vid, so you're safe with me.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBearView Post

Someone had to defend your virtue.

Oh yes. No one defends my virtue quite like you do. LOL.
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

You promised to never share those pictures!


Bear is a sl ut, "he" will make promises about the pics "he" takes of "himself" and sends to you.... but........
 
CDNBear
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Oh yes. No one defends my virtue quite like you do. LOL.

I do what I can.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by L GilbertView Post

Yeah, that was uncool. I'm hogging the vid, so you're safe with me.

Yeah, yeah sure. Guys always say that.

Remember how in the other thread you remarked how I was 'wise', lol.
 
L Gilbert
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

Bear is a sl ut, "he" will make promises about the pics "he" takes of "himself" and sends to you.... but........

Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBearView Post

I do what I can.

lmao That succession turned out really well.

Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Yeah, yeah sure. Guys always say that.

Remember how in the other thread you remarked how I was 'wise', lol.

Handy-wise, yeah, I remember. lol
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBearView Post

I do what I can.

And I love ya for it.

Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

Bear is a sl ut, "he" will make promises about the pics "he" takes of "himself" and sends to you.... but........

That's ok, I'm just photoshopping Playmate of the Month anyway.

What else do 25 year old virginal computers nerds with lots of time on their hands do? LOL
 
CDNBear
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

What else do 25 year old virginal computers nerds with lots of time on their hands do? LOL

Is "Time" usually sticky?
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBearView Post

Is "Time" usually sticky?

It's kind of like spilled ginger ale.
 
CDNBear
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

It's kind of like spilled ginger ale.



Touche!
 
damngrumpy
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I don't worry about looking for a job anymore but if I did, I would tell them to go
well you know where. This is all getting out of hand. I don't think employers or
education institutions have any business in your computer anymore that the
government should be in the bedrooms of the nation. Enough already.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

I'm spunky and I have a winning personality. lol

Also a killer rack.

For a male. LOL
 

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