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U.S. employees set to be forced to give bosses their Facebook PASSWORDS

Posted By admin On April 23, 2013 @ 10:17 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

STEVE NOLAN
UK Daily Mail [1]
April 23, 2013

An attempt to ban US bosses from asking employees to hand over their Facebook login details has been blocked by Congress.

A last minute alteration to the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) that would have prevented employers demanding that prospective employees disclose social media passwords as a condition of employment was voted down in the house of representatives.

The proposal, put forward by Democrat Ed Perlmutter was defeated by a 224-189 majority, according to the Huffington Post.

Handing over passwords could legally be a condition of acquiring or keeping a job, said WebProNews.

Perlmutter said of his amendment before it was defeated: ‘It helps the individual protect his right to privacy and it doesn’t allow the employer to impersonate that particular employee when other people are interacting with that person across social media platforms.

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[1] UK Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2313367/CISPA-Amendment-US-cyber-attack-law-banning-employers-asking-Facebook-passwords-blocked.html

[2] Govt. agencies, colleges demand applicants’ Facebook passwords: http://www.prisonplanet.com/govt-agencies-colleges-demand-applicants-facebook-passwords.html

[3] Feds tell Web firms to turn over user account passwords: http://www.prisonplanet.com/feds-tell-web-firms-to-turn-over-user-account-passwords.html

[4] Google aims to replace passwords with ID ring: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-aims-to-replace-passwords-with-id-ring.html

[5] How Google Chrome Lets Anybody See Your Passwords: http://www.prisonplanet.com/how-google-chrome-lets-anybody-see-your-passwords.html

[6] Google finally admits that its Street View cars DID take emails and passwords from computers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-finally-admits-that-its-street-view-cars-did-take-emails-and-passwords-from-computers.html

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