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Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:40 pm    Post subject: 12-year-old suing school over FACEBOOK controversy...  

12-year-old suing school over FACEBOOK controversy...

The case has been brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and comes amid growing concern in the United States about individuals' ability to keep their email and other online accounts secret from their school, employer and government authorities.

A number of prospective employees have complained that they were forced to hand over their passwords to Facebook and Twitter when applying for jobs.

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Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:18 am    Post subject:  

This is absurd. Where is the privacy!?
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Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:34 am    Post subject:  

what right does an employer, school or any entity have to ask you for your password to anything?

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Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:12 pm    Post subject: Re: 12-year-old suing school over FACEBOOK controversy...  



as for schools doing this it is to prevent problems like have happened in the past like a students shooting other students because of being bullied or being out casts they say it is for security reasons for the good of all but is it ?? if you have a FB account you have little or no privacy and there so many that don't know how to refrain from posting everything and anything to anyones wall no matter if it is complementary
, demeaning or derogatory, some people have little or no self esteem and can't do it face to face but will do it on fb because there is a big audience and no one would say think about what your doing as they thing everything they post is perfectly fine until they are called up short for it and then comes the I really didn't mean it that way. and they try to build their self esteem on a social media site, not caring what it might do to someone else and speaks volumes about them and their mind set.

social media is the last place you will have any privacy because people on social media sites have a need to know everything about everyone good or bad and will put a post on the wall good bad or indifferent and if the person does not remove it it is there for everyone to see but even removing it doesn't rid you of it as it is archived and if done right it can be dug up and read so if you post to any form you might want to think before hitting send be it for any social media site or even e mails

Employers don't have a right to demand but they have a right to refuse you employment as now they use the gies of homeland security because at some point they might bid for a government contract and need to know everything about the people that work for them as you might have issues or problems from your past that would disqualify you or be held against you for possible employment and that can be a long list
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