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Are you OK with your boss being able to ask for your Facebook password?

My initial thought is that if it's a private company, then I don't see why not. Not saying I would want to work somewhere where this is done, but as far as what they can and can't do. Thoughts?

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i never go on Facebook.

it's a entrapment mechanism to justify Law enforcement's Federal Grants.

Sometime it can be quite useful to let the PTB know just how

far you are willing to go to protect yourself. It can be a great deterrent to abuse of power.

How do you think sheriffs used to face down lynch mobs? By letting the mob leaders know they were sure to die before the sheriff hit the ground.

I know a guy who keeps two separate FB profiles

one for "personal" and one for "business", for just this reason.

They can employ me

Under any contractual agreement that I feel is appropriate. I cannot predict what circumstances or for what reasons I will or will not except employment. I reserve the right to decide at the time, under the circumstances, and for myself.


I ain't stupid enough to *be* on Facebook

hell - why not just keep a personal journal and periodically send it to the feds ?

I hope that more people

start jumping ship on Facebook. Yeah, it's a good way to keep in touch with family/friends but so is a phone call.

At least take your personal info and pictures of yourself down.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.


Off I don't have a facebook. The site is ridiculous. It is owned by the CIA. Why do people want to be on it for?

None of their damn business

Been fired before.

They can ask

No problem with that. And I can say no, and thank you for the opportunity of the interview.

Or... you can give it to them. Then go home that night and proxy to your account and harass yourself. Then go to work the next morning LIVID. Boss will be liable for the security, no? "I was the ONLY one who knew my password and now I'm getting all kinds of crud on my Facebook page and the only thing that changed is other people know my password now, one of them is my Boss, so the finger gets pointed at him" kinda thing.

Or... just say nope. Maybe warn them... "Do you really want to be liable for my security?"

If you don't want to share your password...

then don't work for an employer who requires you to give them your password.

You are not entitled to a job with them, they have the right to set whatever terms they want for employment, you can choose to voluntarily accept their terms or seek employment elsewhere.

I personally would not work for anyone asking for any of my passwords, because I would not agree to such an absurd breach of my privacy.

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I would tell

them to go f**k themselves. In those exact words, but my boss knows what my response would be and would never ask a question like that.

The bold effort the present bank had made to control the government ... are but premonitions of the fate that await the American people should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution or the establishment of another like it-Andrew Jackson

thats a good question.

Why would they want it? ... Hmmm...


As someone who is a boss,

As someone who is a boss, with over 40 employees, I can't see any reason that I would want/or ask for an employees Facebook password. Like a poster said below, if I did ask my employees for their Facebook password I would expect them to tell me to f' off.