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Maryland Bans Employers From Asking For Facebook Passwords 211

Freddybear writes with news that yesterday Maryland passed a bill through both houses of the state legislature that would forbid employers from requiring job applicants or employees to provide access to social media accounts. The bill now awaits only the signature of governor Martin O'Malley. "The bill is the first of its kind in the country, and has shined a spotlight on the practice of employers demanding personal social media passwords from potential hires, [said Melissa Goemann of the ACLU]." Similar legislation is being developed in California, Illinois and Michigan, according to the Washington Post.
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Maryland Bans Employers From Asking For Facebook Passwords

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  • by russotto (537200) on Tuesday April 10, 2012 @10:25PM (#39639791) Journal

    Just last night I saw an ad on craigslist where the employer wanted me to click on a emloyment site that used Facebook as a login and requirement. I figured it was a scam. But it did offer a new password that you could choose different from Facebook but you had to friend the site first ... and the employer can check to see if you have a pic drinking or do a grammar and spelling check on your casual entries etc.

    Such trolling opportunities. Fake facebook account, with goatse et al shared to "friends only".

  • Re:What if (Score:4, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 10, 2012 @10:57PM (#39640039)

    You'd be my first pick. Can't stand fadbook, it's like AOL for retards. AOL is like the web for retards. The web is like the Internet for retards. As for the Internet...Al Gore is a retard. It all makes sense now.

  • by BenJCarter (902199) on Tuesday April 10, 2012 @11:43PM (#39640397)
    Sand Vagina. That's rough.
  • Re:What if (Score:1, Funny)

    by JockTroll (996521) on Wednesday April 11, 2012 @12:25AM (#39640653)
    Yeah, like it would hurt them so much. A better alternative:

    HR Person: Please provide your login credentials for Facebook.

    ME: How's your kid?

    HR Person: What?

    ME: Such a nice kid. Aren't you worried about him straying from the school grounds? It's a terrible world out there, you know.

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