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VIDEO: House Defeats Bill To Stop Employers Demanding Your Facebook Password

VIDEO: http://youtu.be/bFx8kdGJEnc


Well, that didn’t take long. A proposed Facebook user protection amendment introduced yesterday in the U.S. House of Representatives has already been shot down. The legislation, offered by Democratic Congressman Ed Perlmutter, would have added new restrictions to FCC rules that would have prohibited employers from demanding workers’ social networking usernames and passwords.

The final vote was 236 to 184, with only one House Republican voting in support of the changes.

Had it passed, this amendment would have tacked on an extra section to H.R. 3309, the Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2012, basically allowing the FCC to step in to stop any employers who asked applicants for this confidential information.

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I don't have one, but what's yours?

I would like to better know who I will be working for.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

If an employer asks for your password.

Report them to Facebook.


Hilarious! Facebookers and 'Spacers had to shoot their big mouths off and now it backfired!

The "hey look at me...please look at me....this is what I look like...this is who I know...this is what they think and look like" should've realized long ago that it was just a spy tool.

So an employer asks for your password on FB? Simple, ask;

- Is that a condition for my employment?

- What FB account?

Take a look at "Diaspora" (spelling?).

It's a violation of the

It's a violation of the Facebook terms of service to share your password.

Never joined Facebook or Myspace

life is enough of a soap opera on it's own without living in one online.

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

So true!

I'll really be in trouble if my "employer" asks for my screen name used on DP! Either that or he'll laugh his head off or be bored.

The free market should handle it.

Start listing these employers somewhere. The Liberty community will put them out of business.


first off, you should clean up your social networking pages BEFORE job hunting... just good CYA (cover your ass). Secondly, ask the interviewer for the password to his personal email account, and give him or her the same reasons for asking as they gave you. Any time I have interviewed and decided AGAINST the job, there is only one thing left to do... have fun with em'.


They are debating these sort

They are debating these sort of laws ?
These maniacs need to be arse whooped.

The Goebells inspired radio-cons and Faux News hacks

continue to spout how Obama is a socialist, communist or dictator, when the GOP has been the largest liberty destroying faction in the last decade, giving us the Patriot Act's, TSA, DHS, Continuity of Government Act, and on and on. The fact is there is one group of collectivists who play a game of left vs right charades, but both have a goal of creating a Fascist/Corporatist Totalitarian Government. When are the majority of people in this country going to figure this out? Sadly, I don't think they will realize this collectivist scheme until it's too late, when the government begins Marshall Law and takes complete control of their lives. Voting for these frauds is like voting for your own serfdom!

We need a law for this?

If a potential employer tells you they want your Facebook password, give 'em the finger, and say "Fuck you, I'll work for someone who respects people's privacy".

I really don't see this being a common occurrence.

I would surely prefer having to stick up to overbearing employers on my own, if it meant a world without the FCC.

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I agree

For me the interview would stop right there.

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