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    Tweek| 6699 posts

    Correct response is "I don't fall for social engineering, that is what you were testing for, right?" I think.

     

    Its against the Facebook TOS for them to ask, at that.

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    26 Mar 2012 @ 17:38

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    Myco| 2366 posts

    They might ask you to login right there and show them your facebook wall.

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    27 Mar 2012 @ 01:11

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    Tweek| 6699 posts

    Myco posted

    They might ask you to login right there and show them your facebook wall.

    Isn't anywhere near as informative as being able to poke through your profile; not really worth the chance of a candidate telling you where to get off.

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    27 Mar 2012 @ 08:20

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    legolas| 11349 posts

    There is an article (very long) in today's Irish Indo' about two USD Senators raising this topic, asking if anyone trying it was offending against the US Constitution. Tweek's post above above is right., the article includes this statement from Facebook about soliciting or sharing a facebook password:  Erin Egan, Facebook's chief privacy officer, policy, responded last week, saying: "In recent months, we’ve seen a distressing increase in reports of employers or others seeking to gain inappropriate access to people’s Facebook profiles or private information. This practice undermines the privacy expectations and the security of both the user and the user’s friends. It also potentially exposes the employer who seeks this access to unanticipated legal liability

     

    "The most alarming of these practices is the reported incidences of employers asking prospective or actual employees to reveal their passwords. If you are a Facebook user, you should never have to share your password, let anyone access your account, or do anything that might jeopardize the security of your account or violate the privacy of your friends. We have worked really hard at Facebook to give you the tools to control who sees your information...That’s why we’ve made it a violation of Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities to share or solicit a Facebook password."

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    27 Mar 2012 @ 08:39

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    Bebs| 4795 posts

    If they show me theirs, I'll show them mine.

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    27 Mar 2012 @ 10:10

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    matty11111| 2591 posts

    I think it's a bit risky for employers to e doing that and surely would do nothing for their insurance bills. It would mean that, for example something defamatory was posted from that Facebook account, the emplyer would be one of the persons open to accusation of having posted it.

    There is also the whole privacy angle, however, the employer could argue that you have signed away your right to privacy by signing the emplyment contract in which such a requirement is contained.

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    27 Mar 2012 @ 10:42

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  • EvoSapien| 33 posts

    I would of course never give an employer my password, access or even the link to my facebook. It's for FRIENDS. However if they insist on being invasive, and innappropriate I would probably take them to school on how it's done. 

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    27 Mar 2012 @ 12:51

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    Kerrang| 22263 posts

    Slighty off topic, but I found this funny {#Insert smilie}

     

    I've overheard your theory "Nostalgia's for geeks"

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    27 Mar 2012 @ 15:26

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    davemc82| 2600 posts

    I wouldnt give them my password. My profile is public I think so they can see whats relevant there if they want.

    As above,if you did,might as well give the e-mail an donline banking info too.

    "I don't suffer from insanity but enjoy every minute of it" -Edgar Allan Poe

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    27 Mar 2012 @ 16:52

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