June 23, 2009
What Were They Thinking?
Bozeman, Montana, has eliminated the practice of requiring job applicants to supply their usernames and passwords to their social networking sites. Yes, it is crazy for them to ask for that information at all. Plenty of investigations take place that see the public sides of these sites, and they still bring up questionable material for some targets. One commentator in US News defends the request, sort of. You can read that here. The Wall Street Journal reports on the controversy here.
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