Here's another one for the sheep of the world.

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  1. 3.8TransAM

    3.8TransAM 1989 Turbo Trans AM

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    Let them tax cigarettes cause there bad.

    Now over nite sugar is evil, lets tax that too.

    Get patted down while folks with only eyes showing get escorted on to planes with oxygen bottles..........

    Now while your bent over with your cheeks spread and they are holding the flashlight:

    Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords - Business - Careers - msnbc.com

    Please tell me how this is relevant to anything to do with your job(unless something uber top secret blah blah blah)
     
  2. Haloid1177

    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good

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    Looking at someone's Facebook when looking to hire is one thing. But passwords? Hell no.
     
  3. thecollector

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    Yeah, I'd say screw that too. I don't want to work for an employer that thinks it's okay to demand private information like that, and look that deep into my personal life.
     
  4. Aernaroth

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    There's a big difference between the government taxing cigarettes and sugar, and a business demanding potential employees divulge extremely private information under the implication they will not be hired otherwise. Not trying to say one is good and the other bad, but they're completely separate issues, and if anything, government legislature should be there to protect employees from this kind of invasion of privacy and intimidation by employers.

    I imagine the idea is that, by looking through private facebook information, companies can see if employees have a history of "irresponsible" behavior, criticism of past jobs, or even their religious, political, or relationship practices. This information, combined with the very act of providing access to the company, shows the company how much the employee will "rock the boat" and how far they're willing to go to get (and presumably keep) the job, which could be an indication of tolerance for later abuses by their employer. In short, the company can use it to see how much of a useful cog the person will be. It is total bullshit and I sincerely hope anyone asked to compromise their privacy rights in such a way tells that employer to go fuck themselves. That's probably not going to happen though, because there are people that desparately need to keep their jobs, no matter how much shit they have to take.
     
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  5. TrueNomadSkies

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    Well the last time I checked, Neopets told me not to give out my password to anyone who asks, even if they claim to be from the government.

    Also, drugs are bad, and if you do drugs, you deserve to get made fun of.
     
  6. SPLIT LIP

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    What if they don't have a Facebook? Do they not even get a chance to apply?
     
  7. DethPike

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    Nope. If you don't have Facebook you don't exist, apparently.
     
  8. TrueNomadSkies

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    Yeah, and once criminals figure this out, we're gonna be in trouble.
     
  9. Razerwire

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    A place I worked for used social networking sites as a resource for hires. We never asked them for anything though. After the interview we'd just look up the names on Myspace or Facebook. While some don't post their names on the sites and use nicknames or handles instead, most do use their real names.

    There have been a lot of applicants we've turned down because of what we've seen on their social networking pages.

    I figure nowadays with FB allowing users to control who sees their pages it can't really be used as a resource anymore but I'm sure there are still many FB users out there who did not change their access settings.

    I've always had the mentality of not posting anything on FB or Myspace that I don't want people to see on top of allowing only friends and family access to my page.
     
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    @ Razerwire: Pretty much, so I'm gonna go check my settings again because it seems that I have to change things every month to stop random pedos from fapping to pictures that were deleted years ago.
     
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    BTW, I'd discipline that interviewer on the spot if she were working for me.

    That is something you simply do not do. I don't know what she or her company were thinking by straight up asking for someone's password to ANYTHING.
     
  13. grayman

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    Any company that asked me for my password to anything that was not the company's own program can kiss my ass. I don't care if it means that I loose my house. This has to be a violation of the right to privacy.
     
  14. spikex

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    They can ask but do not have a right to it. You can give it but your not obligated to. They can accept or deny applications at their discretion and you are not obligated to apply. Its crappy but thats the way it is. Personally, I would just walk out if asked for it.
     
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    Even if people from the company ask you, its probably still a scam, and this is probably mentioned in the 900 page agreement you have to check when signing up for the porn site or whatever.


    Assuming I didn't get the job, I'd think about reporting it to the police because while nobody cares about questions being asked that aren't allowed to be asked, they might care about something that has to do with identity theft, especially if it's being done on a regular basis.
     
  16. Optimus1138

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    I'm all for companies searching for stuff about you on Facebook, Twitter, and any other sites, but asking for your password is just too much.
     
  17. Cyber-Scream

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    That's ridiculous.
     
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    Closed or deleted? I deleted mine awhile back.
     
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    Is it that big of a difference fascist? ;) 

    Chuck
     

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