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Ridiculous comment. It was never interesting, you just thought it was. It should be renamed "LonelyBook" because only my lonely "friends" post anything there. In 2025 it will be called "Stupid stuff I did in the 2010's. "Facebook Forever" will be a sad epilogue for the ignorant.
In a different article on this topic, an interviewee who refused to give the information got the job and was told that they were "testing him" to see if he would easily give up sensitive information.
Exactly. An employer who only hires people who are willing to divulge private information, not to mention the fact that they've encouraged you to break your agreement with Facebook and reveal your details?
Who would want to work for a company with such a blatant disregard for privacy and the law?
And from an employer's perspective, who would want to hire someone who willingly breaks agreements and confidentiality to give up such information?
EVERYONE should have their privacy settings so only friends can find them. That's just common sense....which is sadly lacking in the world today.
Afraid I disagree on this one. One great benefit of Facebook is it allows me to find people who I'd fallen out of touch with years ago (in the days before email/internet) and to reestablish these contacts and friendships. If settings were limited to friends then one could only ever find people in one's very recent circle of contacts. Not cool.
One great benefit of Facebook is it allows me to find people who I'd fallen out of touch with years ago (in the days before email/internet) and to reestablish these contacts and friendships. If settings were limited to friends then one could only ever find people in one's very recent circle of contacts. Not cool.
Fair enough, I guess, but if it was that important to keep in touch you would have kept in touch...
Protecting Your Passwords and Your Privacy
by Facebook and Privacy on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 5:32am ·
In recent months, wefve seen a distressing increase in reports of employers or others seeking to gain inappropriate access to peoplefs Facebook profiles or private information. This practice undermines the privacy expectations and the security of both the user and the userfs friends. It also potentially exposes the employer who seeks this access to unanticipated legal liability.
The most alarming of these practices is the reported incidences of employers asking prospective or actual employees to reveal their passwords. If you are a Facebook user, you should never have to share your password, let anyone access your account, or do anything that might jeopardize the security of your account or violate the privacy of your friends. We have worked really hard at Facebook to give you the tools to control who sees your information.
As a user, you shouldnft be forced to share your private information and communications just to get a job. And as the friend of a user, you shouldnft have to worry that your private information or communications will be revealed to someone you donft know and didnft intend to share with just because that user is looking for a job. Thatfs why wefve made it a violation of Facebookfs Statement of Rights and Responsibilities to share or solicit a Facebook password.
We donft think employers should be asking prospective employees to provide their passwords because we donft think itfs the right thing to do. But it also may cause problems for the employers that they are not anticipating. For example, if an employer sees on Facebook that someone is a member of a protected group (e.g. over a certain age, etc.) that employer may open themselves up to claims of discrimination if they donft hire that person.
Employers also may not have the proper policies and training for reviewers to handle private information. If they donft\and actually, even if they do--the employer may assume liability for the protection of the information they have seen or for knowing what responsibilities may arise based on different types of information (e.g. if the information suggests the commission of a crime).
Facebook takes your privacy seriously. Wefll take action to protect the privacy and security of our users, whether by engaging policymakers or, where appropriate, by initiating legal action, including by shutting down applications that abuse their privileges.
While we will continue to do our part, it is important that everyone on Facebook understands they have a right to keep their password to themselves, and we will do our best to protect that right.