Sunday, March 25, 2012

"Sharing" Passwords

I have been hearing some news reports on the evening news that I find quite disturbing.

It seems that potential employers are requiring applicants to "share" their Facebook password with them.

These employers feel they have the right to know about this potential employee's social life.

If they are serious about working for the company, then this should be no problem according to them.

And since many people are desperate for a job, they are handing them over.

So much so, it is becoming the "thing" to do for employers.

Now, I do not see a problem with having them request a friendship so they can see how a potential employees acts.

But the password to their account is just crossing the line in my book.

It would never happen.

With all the cyber threats and identity theft out there, I feel this is just wrong.

Perhaps I am missing something here, and if anybody can enlighten me, I would appreciate it.

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't agree more. Befriend them, but the invasion needs to stop there. My son has a totally different Facebook name where an employer would never find him, which is ironic because his page is 100% benign--unless he's hiding something from Mom.