Employers Asking For Facebook Passwords Should Be Illegal, Says One Senator

Should it be illegal for employers to ask prospective employees for their Facebook passwords? One U.S. Senator thinks so. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) says he’s drafting a bill to ban the practice, and that it should be ready “in the…

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?

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

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…

Groupon: We Don’t Want Employees’ Facebook Passwords

We’ve reported several times about the whole ordeal with employers asking the Facebook passwords of job candidates. It’s been a hot, controversial item this week. Facebook deemed the practice alarming. One senator declared that employers asking for Facebook passwords should…

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…

Picture Passwords Let You Unlock Your Device By Drawing On A Family Photo

In a blog post published Friday, Microsoft talks about their latest technology currently in Developer Preview – and it has to do with security. Passwords, to be specific. But not just ordinary alphanumeric passwords. The dev team talks about what…

Facebook Troublemakers Beware: Hacking Someone’s Account Is Identity Theft

The decision against a California juvenile charged with identity theft has been affirmed by an appellate court. The identity that he was convicted of stealing just happened to be her Facebook identity. Rolando S. used the female victim’s email password…

The Most Used iPhone Passcodes Are Depressingly Simple

In my mind, there are only three good reasons to use a passcode lock on your smartphone. The first is obviously security – you don’t want your dumb friends peeking at your private texts. The second is to prevent butt…

PlayStation Network Not Hacked, Says Sony

Earlier today, it was reported that just two days after initial restoration of the PSN had begun, Sony’s network may have been compromised once again. Through independent tests, Nyleveia reported that a new breach was allowing hackers the ability to…