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March 23, 2012
Employers, public or private, should not be a Big Brother to employees' personal lives. I'm sure a law enforcement agency can get through privacy settings with a court order. Otherwise, it's not your business, Sheriff!
This topic was recently in national news. In general, Facebook said they would take legal action against people who share passwords. http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-warns-employers-not-demand-passwords...
Having you log in as they stand there is called "shoulder surfing" according to the FBI's cybersecurity classes I took online to get your password. I wouldn't give my passwords out to anyone! Forget that!! In fact it's recommended that you change your passwords from time to time. Look for me on fb and you can find me. Read my wall, but you sure as h&ll aren't getting my password to that or my email account.
Yeah I wouldn't want to work at that department. That seems like an unreasonable search and seizure. I don't have anything to hide, but it is not there business. If the Chief or any of the brass wanted to friend me that's a different story. But my pm conversations are personal and there are somethings that they should not be prevyed to.
No I don't think this was a good idea , because it's your business if you have a social net work that is not there business and the passwords are an only.
Sounds like this Department is going a little to far.
90% of the departments I've applied for (and to put that in perspective I have applied to at least 35) have asked me to log in so they can look, some of which printed out my profile page itself. Even the police academy I attended had me log in to my profiles. Although I do feel it's a little invasive, I have nothing to hide so whatever.
outrageous, this is truly an invasion of privacy.
I know most agencies check you postings, i have never heard of asking for passwords. I think that would be a disqualifyer for me wanting to work there.
Glad I'm not testing for this agency lol.
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