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Giving up your internet passwords to get a job?

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posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 02:46 AM
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City asks applicants for Internet passwords


[url=http://tech.yahoo.com/news/ap/20090619/ap_on_hi_te/us_internet_background_checks[/url]

HELENA, Mont. - Job applicants with the city of Bozeman are finding that their private Internet discussions and pictures may not be so private after all.

The city is asking job seekers for the user names and passwords to Internet social networking or Web groups to which they belong. The decision is sparking an outcry from those who say the policy goes way too far.

(visit the link for the full news article)



[edit on 22-6-2009 by badgerprints]




posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 02:52 AM
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Not from a conspiracy site or blog. It is from the main yahoo web page today. How can they even get away with trying this?

So. What happens if this flies?
What happens when they get this into general usage?
What happens when they can demand this information or get it without your consent?
What happens when your new boss has access to every post you've made on ATS/BTS?



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 02:57 AM
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You could always not give it to them...

I mean, short of getting your ISP data and tracing every IP you you connect to, there is no way an employer could find out if you were telling the truth or not.

Unless... you are foolish enough to access these sites from a work PC.

Still, it is just another notch in the belt for ways to give up your freedoms.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 03:11 AM
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Originally posted by badgerprints
How can they even get away with trying this?


well they can try anything they like i suppose, doesn't mean it'll work out or even be important next year. "are you, or have you ever been, a member of the communist party?"

the truth is, you don't get hired, you sell yourself as a slave, so they can ask you anything they want and if you want them to buy you you'll have to give up the answer.

this is a hell of a lot less invasive than companies who look for blood tests to determine weather or not you use drugs.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 03:17 AM
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It is an outrage!

However, the topic is currently being discussed here or here

Please add your comments to the existing threads.



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