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Has an employer asked you for your Facebook login details?  Here’s an excerpt from a recent article from the Social Media section of TNW regarding such requests:

“With news of employers, colleges and government agencies requesting the Facebook login details of prospective employees and students, Facebook has issued a statement on the matter, highlighting that it believes the practice “undermines the privacy expectations and the security of both the user and the user’s friends,” suggesting that it could result in “unanticipated legal liability” for the parties that request it.

The company believes that its users shouldn’t be forced to share private information to get a job or to get a place at a college, referring to the fact that it made the sharing or the solicitation of a password a violation of its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.”

Click here to read the entire article by Matt Brian for thenextweb.com.

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