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March 28, 2012

Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords

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by MANUEL VALDES and SHANNON MCFARLAND, Associated Press

When Justin Bassett interviewed for a new job, he expected the usual questions about experience and references. So he was astonished when the interviewer asked for something else: his Facebook username and password. Bassett, a New York City statistician, had just finished answering a few character questions when the interviewer turned to her computer to search for his Facebook page. But she couldn’t see his private profile. She turned back and asked him to hand over his login information.  Bassett refused and withdrew his application, saying he didn’t want to work for a company that would seek such personal information.

http://www.ydr.com/business/ci_20215796/employers-ask-job-seekers-facebook-passwords

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