Employers who ask job seekers for Facebook passwords

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In their efforts to vet applicants, some companies and government agencies are apparently going beyond merely glancing at a person’s social networking profiles and instead asking for credentials to be able to login and poke around for themselves.

Questions have been raised about the legality of the practice, which is also the focus of proposed legislation in Illinois and Maryland that would forbid public agencies from asking for access to social networks. 

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