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Trying to Get a Job? Clean Up Your Facebook Profile (But Don’t Delete It)

Trying to Get a Job? Clean Up Your Facebook Profile (But Don’t Delete It)

By Josh Wolford May 18, 2015

Sure, you may be qualified for that job you’re trying to land, but something you said on Facebook might turn off potential employers. This has been true for years, but companies’ reliance on social media to screen potential employees is …

Google Tops LinkedIn List of Most Desired Employers Google Tops LinkedIn List of Most Desired Employers

Today, another list has deemed Google the most desired company for potential employees. This time, it’s LinkedIn who has given Google the crown (Google was voted the best company to work for in Fortune’s list earlier this year). LinkedIn has …

Two Password Protection Bills Signed in California Two Password Protection Bills Signed in California

A few months ago, multiple reports surfaced of employers abusing their power to extract social media passwords from current of prospective employees – and the topic gained a lot of traction around the country. Bills were introduced in state legislatures …

Looking For A Job? Want To Keep Your Job? Clean Up Your Facebook Activity Looking For A Job? Want To Keep Your Job? Clean Up Your Facebook Activity

Want an incentive to refrain from posting that bellybutton tequila shot picture from Vegas on Facebook? How about the fact that nearly half of company execs think that they should be monitoring your social media profiles before even considering you …

Should Congress Move To Ban Employers From Demanding Employees’ Facebook Passwords? Should Congress Move To Ban Employers From Demanding Employees’ Facebook Passwords?
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If your future employer or current boss asks you for your Facebook password, it might soon be against the law. That’s because there is new national legislation against the practice of employers demanding access to employees’ personal accounts. A group …

California Bill Banning Employers From Seeking Facebook Passwords Sees Full Support California Bill Banning Employers From Seeking Facebook Passwords Sees Full Support
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This Facebook snooping by employers thing has really struck a nerve. Ever since it was reported that there was a rising trend in employers asking prospective employees to turn over their social media passwords for investigative purposes, legislatures at both …

Employers Are Still Patrolling Facebook, And Your Drunk Stripper Photos Are Why You’re Not Hired Employers Are Still Patrolling Facebook, And Your Drunk Stripper Photos Are Why You’re Not Hired

Before you post that picture of you and your friends hanging out with those strippers in Vegas, remember that your future employer might be watching. Since the advent of Facebook, people have had to worry about how the new culture …

Facebook Use On Company Computers: Not A Federal Crime Facebook Use On Company Computers: Not A Federal Crime

Go into any office anywhere and you are guaranteed to find people who, at one time or another, have used the company’s computers to send a personal email or take a few minutes to check out what’s happening on Twitter. …

A Social Networking Bill Of Rights? Maybe A Social Networking Bill Of Rights? Maybe
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By now you’ve likely heard of last month’s scandal about employers requiring employees to hand over their passwords to their personal Facebook accounts or else get fired/not hired. While it still appears to be a continuing problem, the issue reached …

Teacher’s Aide Suspended: Yet Another Facebook Password Battle

Yet another former employee is fighting a legal battle against employers after being suspended for refusing to hand over access to her Facebook account. Teacher’s aide Kimberly Hester, of Cassopolis, Michigan, has taken unpaid leave and is collecting workman’s compensation …

Asking For Facebook Passwords… Disturbing? Asking For Facebook Passwords… Disturbing?
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This week, the Washington Post ran a story on an example of a potentially disturbing trend in Human Resources practices. They told the tale of Justin Bassett. Bassett was interviewing for a new job. In the course of the interview, …

Facebook Password Privacy Motion Blocked By House Republicans Facebook Password Privacy Motion Blocked By House Republicans
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Remember last week when news broke of shady employers requesting passwords to employees’ personal Facebook accounts? While litigation over the privacy issue has been shuffled around in various levels of government, a motion called “Mind Your Own Business On Passwords” …

The Employers Demanding Facebook Passwords Debate Moves To The State Level The Employers Demanding Facebook Passwords Debate Moves To The State Level

Employers asking for prospective employees’ Facebook passwords: it’s been on everyone’s mind lately after some recent reports that the trend was on the rise. Many are concerned that an employer demanding access to an applicant’s social media accounts as part …

Facebook Not Suing Over Employee Password Scandal Facebook Not Suing Over Employee Password Scandal

When Facebook came out on the side of employees and job seekers who did not want to reveal their passwords to prying employers, people cheered. The company that is increasingly seen as in control of far more personal info than …

Employer Facebook Password Requests To Get DOJ Investigation? Employer Facebook Password Requests To Get DOJ Investigation?

Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), who announced last week that he was drafting legislation to prohibit employers from demanding Facebook login information of prospective employees, has now teamed up with Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to asked the Department of Justice to look into …

Facebook: Employers Asking For Facebook Passwords Alarming, Distressing Facebook: Employers Asking For Facebook Passwords Alarming, Distressing
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It’s been a big topic in the news lately, one that particularly troubles privacy activists and your average Facebook user alike: Employers, governmental agencies, and even colleges are beginning to demand employees and students’ Facebook passwords. The trend has been …

Employee Facebook Passwords: Another Complication Employee Facebook Passwords: Another Complication

The scandal about employers asking for employee and interviewee Facebook passwords is growing fast. We talked about a few examples of this disturbing trend here before, including a discussion of the potential legal issues that could result. While the debate …