Apparently, teh Spacebook will maybe persue legal action against employers who ask their employees (or job candidates) for their usernames/passwords. Facebook’s own policies make this a violation (you may not share your password), but now they say they’re hearing so much about this practice that they’re ready to take legal action if necessary.
My question is: is this actually true (is this really that widespread?), or is Facebook trying to make people forget its own privacy violations and look good? I’ve heard of (prospective) employers asking to see a github account (and then, not the passwords), but not yet facebook.
I never use quote buttons, they suck. All the buttons suck. All my quotes are manual. But because I’m lazy, I don’t like to wrap quotes around the names, so generally go for one-word if I can. So did you mean I left out a space? [/ot]
Well, Good thing my employer doesn’t require this kind of unprofessional way of tracking or making security in their employee’s. This will really fall out of employee’s legal rights. This actually disobey the employee’s right to privacy(under the constitution). It can also be associated into General Harassment or Sexual Harassment, most specially if it happens to opposite sex(under the revised labor code.).
Oh @Stomme_poes, you have no idea how much better you’ve made me feel. Until two minutes ago, I thought one of my clients had me working on the most utterly tasteless and tacky pages ever to have disgraced the internet. Now I realise her site is really quite pleasant.
However this isn’t employer randomly wanting Facebook password, but because someone filed a complaint against something she posted.
This is similar to teachers when they tweet. The line between private and professional is often very blurred there. Your Facebook account is considered private, but people you meet professionally (like co-workers and, if you’re a teacher, your students) often become “friends” on Facebook, or twitter followers, or G+ followers (where professionals seem to like making rants about their employers) etc.