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Should Job Seekers Give Facebook Passwords to Employers?

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In what might be a new trend in the hiring process, several stories are surfacing with reports that employers are asking potential employees for Facebook user names and passwords as part of the interview process. This seems like a gross invasion of privacy. Facebook has a public and private side set up specifically so that users can keep private things private and public things out for anyone and everyone to see. Is it becoming such an employers market, where they have the luxury of asking for private information? Is it fair for employers to see who they are "really" hiring by taking a peek at an employee's private life?

See two articles with examples of potential employees that were asked for the private Facebook passwords during interviews:

[URL="http://finance.yahoo.com/news/job-seekers-getting-asked-facebook-passwords-071251682.html"]Job Seekers Getting Asked for Facebook Passwords[/URL]

[URL="http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/170668/employers-asking-for-facebook-passwords.html?edition=44790"]Employers Asking for Facebook Passwords[/URL]

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