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Google Is the Best Company to Work for, According to Employees

Google Is the Best Company to Work for, According to Employees

By Josh Wolford December 10, 2014

In the seventh iteration of employer-review site Glassdoor’s Best Place to Work list, Google finally takes the top spot. According to Glassdoor, it’s Google’s benefits, salary, and overall treatment of employees that puts it a notch above the rest. With …

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? Clean Up Your Facebook Activity Looking For A 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 …

Password Protection Act Introduced in House & Senate Password Protection Act Introduced in House & Senate
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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 …

CA Bill Banning Facebook Snooping Sees Support CA Bill Banning Facebook Snooping Sees 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 …

To Get Hired, Lose The Drunk Stripper Facebook Pics To Get Hired, Lose The Drunk Stripper Facebook Pics

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 …

Using Work Comps For Facebook: Not A Federal Crime Using Work Comps For Facebook: 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 Over Facebook Password Teacher's Aide Suspended Over Facebook Password

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, …

Repubs Block Password Privacy Motion Repubs Block Password Privacy Motion
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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” …

CA State Senator: Employers Can't Ask For Passwords CA State Senator: Employers Can't Ask For Passwords

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 …

DOJ To Tackle Employer-Facebook-Password-Gate? DOJ To Tackle Employer-Facebook-Password-Gate?

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 Says NO To Employers Asking For Passwords Facebook Says NO To Employers Asking For Passwords
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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 …

Should Your Employer Have Access to Your Facebook Account?
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privacyrisksfacebookYesterday, I read a report in the American magazine The Atlantic which asked the question