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Watch What You Write/Do Online - Could Cost You Your Job...

Watch What You Write/Do Online - Could Cost You Your Job...

Watch What You Write/Do Online - Could Cost You Your Job...

(OP)
Just a little tid-bit related to an employer requiring employees to provide their Facebook Passwords as a requirement for employment.  I have always followed the rule; becareful what you say/do/write online; since it may haunt you one day...

http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/want-a-job-give-us-your-facebook-password/


 

Steve Medvid
IT Consultant & Web Master
 

RE: Watch What You Write/Do Online - Could Cost You Your Job...

I saw this on Slashdot this morning.  My immediate question was, what if you don't have a Facebook (or other similar media) account?  Clearly, stating this fact would be insinuated as refusal to provide such a password.

I would also find such a requirement objectionable on the basis that many use the same password for multiple sites, unwise though it is.  Consequently, the security ramifications potentially go beyond Facebook and into areas like bank and brokerage accounts, email, medical information, etc.
 

RE: Watch What You Write/Do Online - Could Cost You Your Job...

(OP)
I agree... If I was posed with such a demand in order to keep or attain a job... I would consider dumping my Facebook Account, if I needed/wanted the job bad enough.  I will admit that I use the same/simlar passwords throughout most (not all) of my 60+ logins (work/personal) that I have in a password protected Excel file.  

 

Steve Medvid
IT Consultant & Web Master
 

RE: Watch What You Write/Do Online - Could Cost You Your Job...

Let's not beat about the bush: this isn't just snooping. The only reason to ask someone for their password to a site is so you can log on as them. Logging on to a computer system (even just a facebook account) as someone else is impersonating them. In many countries, this is fraud, and an offence.
 

RE: Watch What You Write/Do Online - Could Cost You Your Job...

Surely giving your password for a site to somebody else is a deliberate violation of Facebook (or any other site)'s own terms & conditions anyway, so they possibly have cause to shut down the account.

John
 

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