Privacy Freakouts

California On the Verge of Solving Crisis That Maybe Isn’t

This pic is still not a good idea. (flickr.com/BluEyedA73)

Soon our friends on the West Coast will have one less HR-related thing to worry about: California is well on its way to making private social networking information off-limits to potential employers. The LA Times reports that the state Assembly just passed a bill to that effect without so much as a single opposing vote.

Hard-partying college kids shouldn’t rejoice just yet, though, because publicly available information would remain fair game.  Read More