Congress rejects Facebook privacy protection law

What's Hawt: Amidst growing concerns over employers demanding Facebook credentials at interviews, the US House of Representatives have voted against a proposed amendment to protect employees from having to give up such credentials.

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Speed-Racer2396d ago

These guys live with their heads up their behinds. First it was SOPA, now this crap?

Paradicia2396d ago

This kind of thing bugs me to no end. What about the people who genuinely don't have facebook? It's stupid as fuck, if you ask me. It can be a private family thing, and employers want your password? GTFO.

justpassinggas2396d ago

Since these are public officials and Americans pay their salaries and are thus their employers, shouldn't the personal information and passwords of all these Congressmen be posted for all to see?

SilentNegotiator2396d ago (Edited 2396d ago )

More importantly, they have to cater to Union Superpowers and corporations. Including teachers unions (you've seen all of the stories about schools taking over Facebook accounts). You make that precedent, and schools, fat cats, and unions lose the power to steal your privacy....heavens forbid! You might say something mean about your employer, union, or hall monitor (as was an actual "incident")!

Lack of law or not; don't give up your privacy. Social media is equivalent to things you say in private to just friends. I'll quit my job before I EVER let my employer, union, etc force themselves on my social media accounts.

radewagon2395d ago

Union superpowers? Unions are the things that protect employees from this sort of thing.

SilentNegotiator2395d ago (Edited 2395d ago )

The big unions will want to monitor employees just as much as the corporations they work for.

Unions care about workers. Union superpowers only care about recruiting and shutting down bills that might question their unlimited power over employees. The first of which becomes more rare every day.

oilahize2395d ago (Edited 2395d ago )

One upon a time...

karlowma2395d ago

If a potential employer's perceived right to dig in to your personal life is supported by institution, it's not a stretch to see the US gov't mandating that Facebook release said information to various organizations. I can't fathom how easily Americans are willing to give up their right to privacy. I'm not a criminal and I'm not a tin-foil head, but I don't need people sticking their noses where they don't belong, and I sure as hell don't need Facebook/Google/etc. to become a shadowy census used by gov't organizations.

Jihaad_cpt2395d ago

The US government does this with everyone who wants to enter the US so I could give 2 f***s what they allow in the US. If you say something derogatory about the US you will more than likely be put on a "list" and not be allowed to enter teh country.

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