Your Password Or Your Job

Mar 23 2012 @ 8:11pm

Facebook has come out swinging against the recent trend of businesses requiring job applicants to turn in their Facebook login and password as part of the application process. Eric Limer applauds:

Facebook is really just affirming their privacy policy, affirming everyone’s privacy policy really. … After all, the only real reason to worry about someone’s social networking activity is their questionable judgment if they make everything public. Private stuff is, well, private. But aside from addressing the "user rights" perspective — like the ACLU did — Facebook has also taken the opportunity to point out how viewing an applicant’s Facebook page could be very dangerous for the employer or college.

Annalee Newitz pinpoints what's so creepy about the corporate quest to ensure their employees aren't posting "inappropriate photos" or having any other sort of fun online.