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Md. becomes first to OK password protection bill

Facebook Password

Maryland is poised to become the first state to ban employers from demanding applicants or workers hand over their log-in information for social media sites like Facebook....


Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Senator, Says Facebook Passwords Should Not Be Sought By Employers

Richard Blumenthal

A Democratic senator from Connecticut is writing a bill that would stop the practice of employers asking job applicants for their Facebook or other social media passwords, he told The Associated Press on Thursday. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said that such a practice is an "unreasonable invasion of privacy for people seeking work."


Job Seekers Getting Asked for Facebook Passwords

In their efforts to vet applicants, some companies and government agencies are going beyond merely glancing at a person's social networking profiles and instead asking to log in as the user to have a look around.


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