Legally Keeping Your Password Private

Emil Protalinski for ZDNet:

Facebook today weighed in on the issue of employers asking current and prospective employees for their Facebook passwords. The company noted that doing so undermines the privacy expectations and the security of both the user and the user’s friends, as well as potentially exposes the employer to legal liability.

Good. I’m glad Facebook is stepping up and working to draft new laws protecting their users. Even if it’s for selfish reasons (user trust = more users = more ad revenue for Facebook). This time, it’s good for everyone.

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