Privacy is Dead

Social Networking Online Protection Act Seeks to Ban Asking Job Applicants for Facebook Passwords

This one's good for a lot of things.

So maybe the House passed CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) and all our private online data is imperiled, mewling before the greedy claws of the the government, but hey–some in congress apparently think giving your password to your boss is a step too far. To that end, New York representative Eliot Engel and Illinois congresswoman Jan Schakowsky have introduced a bill in the House that would ban employers from seeking your Facebook password! They’ve got that going for them, which is nice.

The inelegantly named Social Networking Protection Act is a response to multiple reports indicating prospective and current employers are demanding full access to employees’ Facebook accounts. Ars Technica has more: Read More