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Potential Employers Ask Applicants for Social Media Passwords: Report

Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 3:57 PM ET
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Privacy settings on Facebook and Twitter may not be enough to keep employers or universities from viewing your private posts.

Universities and employers are increasingly asking for access to college and job applicants personal social media accounts so that they can surpass any privacy settings users may have in place, according to a report on MSNBC.

In order to do this, some universities and employers are requesting usernames and passwords, which is technically against Facebook's policy.

"You will not share your password ... let anyone else access your account or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account," the Facebook website states in its policies. So far, some student athletes and job applicants seeking to work at government agencies are being asked to hand over their personal account information or grant access to surpass privacy settings, according to the story.

Read the full story here.

(Via MSNBC)



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