Congress Decides To Allow Employers To Demand Your Facebook Password

(Alexander Higgins)   In the current state of the US economy it’s getting tougher and tougher to find a job. With an unemployment rate of 8.3 percent, according to the latest job numbers, saying yes to a job is a no brainer.

Now imagine in order to get the job you must disclose your Facebook password.

On Tuesday night, House Republicans stopped a measure that would have allowed the Federal Communications Commission to prevent employers from forcing potential employees to disclose their Facebook passwords.

Republicans who are against “big government,” have delivered a huge blow to the legislation that was presented by Democrats.

The purpose of the legislation was part of a bill to implement new restrictions on the FCC rules after a series of cases where employers have requested access to social media accounts.

“What this amendment does is it says you cannot demand as a condition of employment that somebody reveal a confidential password to their Facebook, to their Flickr, to their Twitter, whatever their account may be,” said Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D- Colo.).

According to a post by Facebook, the company has “seen a distressing increase in reports of employers or others seeking to gain inappropriate access to people’s Facebook profiles or private information.”

The social media giant added that the practice “undermines the privacy expectations and the security of both the user and users’ friends.”

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3 Responses to Congress Decides To Allow Employers To Demand Your Facebook Password

  • Fascist pricks, I am so done with the F’n Republicunt’s !!!!!!!

  • Due to the fact that the very existence and purpose of a corporation is to get special government protections and dispensations that individuals and non-incorporated companies do not get (see Ted Nace, Gangs of America: The Rise of Corporate Power and the Decline of Democracy), as well as the well-known fact that corporatism is a form of socialism and, as Mussolini pointed out, corporatism IS fascism, THE REPUBLICANS IN QUESTION ARE FAR FROM OPPOSING BIG GOVERNMENT ON THIS ISSUE AND THEY ARE INDEED SOCIALISTS, FASCISTS, ELITISTS AND SELLERS-OUT OF THEIR CONSTITUENTS! THESE CONGRESSMEN ARE OBVIOUSLY LOVERS OF BIG GOVERNMENT! THEY ARE LIARS AND CHEATERS AND SCAMMERS. THEY ARE FEEDERS AT THE LOBBYIST’S TROUGH. THESE "PEOPLE" ARE GRIFTERS AND SUPPORTERS OF CORPORATE USURPATIONS. THEY SUPPORT BIG GOVERNMENT AND THEY SUPPORT SOCIALIST FASCISM (actually fascism is socialist).

    Get the buggers (both repugnants and democruds) out!

  • its pretty simple really.

    dont use facebook.

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