Mar 062012
 
 March 6, 2012  Online, Youth & Schools

Bob Sullivan reports:

If you think privacy settings on your Facebook and Twitter accounts guarantee future employers or schools can’t see your private posts, guess again.

Employers and colleges find the treasure-trove of personal information hiding behind password-protected accounts and privacy walls just too tempting, and increasingly, they are demanding full access from applicants and students.

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Student-athletes in colleges around the country also are finding out they can no longer maintain privacy in Facebook communications because schools are requiring them to “friend” a coach or compliance officer, giving that person access to their “friends-only” posts. Schools are also turning to social media monitoring companies with names like UDilligence and Varsity Monitor for software packages that automate the task.

Read more on MSNBC.

  One Response to “State agencies, colleges demand applicants’ Facebook passwords”

  1. Just tell them, you haven’t got an account and are not into social networking.

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