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WA State Bill Would Allow Bosses To Seek Facebook Passwords 316

Posted by Soulskill
from the no,-go-away dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A bill amendment proposed Tuesday could allow employers to ask for a worker's Facebook or other social media password during company investigations. The provision was proposed for a bill that safeguards social network passwords of workers and job applicants. The measure bars employers from asking for social media credentials during job interviews. The amendment says that an employer conducting an investigation may require or demand access to a personal account if an employee or prospective employee has allegations of work-place misconduct or giving away an employer's proprietary information. The amendment would require an investigation to ensure compliance with applicable laws or regulatory requirements."
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WA State Bill Would Allow Bosses To Seek Facebook Passwords

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 03, 2013 @05:41PM (#43352865)

    I think the bill should allow employers to have access to all your online accounts, computers, phones, cameras, any storage device electronic or physical, safe deposit boxes, all financial records, vehicles, residence, storage facilities. These rights should be extended to you friends and family members, er accomplices, etc. etc, with all investigations aided and supported by the police.

  • by toygeek (473120) on Wednesday April 03, 2013 @05:50PM (#43352967) Homepage Journal

    Change your facebook password to "I-L0\/3-Tüü-ætP0O" and THEN give it to them.

  • Re:Solved! (Score:5, Funny)

    by NatasRevol (731260) on Wednesday April 03, 2013 @06:07PM (#43353121) Journal

    I think you forgot to check the Post Anonymously box.

  • Re:Solved! (Score:5, Funny)

    by spire3661 (1038968) on Wednesday April 03, 2013 @06:27PM (#43353293) Journal
    When they came for facebook, i didn't care because i didn't have a facebook account.

    When they came for reddit, i didn't care because i used throw-aways

    When they came for 4chan, there was no one left but slashdot....

    When they came for us, there was no one left at all.
  • Re:Solved! (Score:4, Funny)

    by anagama (611277) <obamaisaneocon@nothingchanged.org> on Wednesday April 03, 2013 @08:36PM (#43354165) Homepage

    (no friends or enemies here)

    I just added you to my foes list. Not for any reason. I agree with your dislike of this bill, just thought you should have an enemy.

  • Re:Solved! (Score:5, Funny)

    by Darinbob (1142669) on Wednesday April 03, 2013 @09:15PM (#43354395)

    Wrong, you forgot the 5 of us over at Google+.

  • Re:Solved! (Score:5, Funny)

    by formfeed (703859) on Thursday April 04, 2013 @12:19AM (#43355087)

    This has the potential to affect everyone in enormous ways because it takes firm root in a huge crack in our civil liberty protections.

    It has been proven by many /. posters that civil liberty is something for people who sit at home and do nothing and doesn't apply to people who work, have Internet connection, a credit card, or leave their property. So I'll just repeat the main argument for you:

    As soon as you get a job, you agree to a contract. Which means, your body, spirit, and soul belong to the company and they can do to you whatever they want. If you don't like that, you should look for a different owner or wait for the invisible hand to correct the market and retract itself from your cavities. There is just no other way. It might not be perfect, but it is the best system there is.

    Asking for civil rights at the work place is asking for government interference with the market. This leads to mismanagement and a too powerful nanny state that takes direction from any anonymous voter instead of fully invested share-holders. If companies are blocked from accessing your private data, they also lose the ability to fully control you, which might interfere with profit. Anything interfering with profit is a violation of the free market and destroys our most valued freedoms. This ultimately leads to socialism and mass starvation like currently in Europe.

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