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Sheriff wants applicants’ Facebook passwords

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Source: Springfield


March 23, 2012


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    Drummadude

    over 2 years ago

    204 Comments

    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...

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    1good1bad1ugly

    over 2 years ago

    2744 Comments

    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.

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    hawkman307

    over 2 years ago

    4090 Comments

    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.

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    lanier38345

    over 2 years ago

    2932 Comments

    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.

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    buddy37

    over 2 years ago

    100 Comments

    Sounds like this Department is going a little to far.

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    cmm07r

    over 2 years ago

    1028 Comments

    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.

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    DDemlong

    over 2 years ago

    2238 Comments

    outrageous, this is truly an invasion of privacy.

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    eric99245

    over 2 years ago

    46 Comments

    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.

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    Anonymous

    over 2 years ago

    Me too!

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    IowaNinersFan

    over 2 years ago

    20588 Comments

    Glad I'm not testing for this agency lol.

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