Declan McCullagh reports:
The controversial — if not exactly common — practice of requiring job applicants to disclose their Facebook passwords briefly became ammunition for an unsuccessful Democratic effort to block an unrelated regulatory reform plan.
During the House of Representatives floor debate yesterday over a proposal (PDF) to reform the Federal Communications Commission, Rep. Ed Perlmutter, a Colorado Democrat, proposed that the bill be sent back to committee.
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Not to panic (yet, anyway). This is not the standalone bill proposed by Senator Blumenthal in the Senate. Let’s see how that one fares.