Your Secret’s Safe With Us
Perhaps not the best week for this to hit the news:
Job seekers looking to apply for a job in the city of Bozeman, Mont., should be prepared to hand over their usernames and passwords for just about every social networking site they’re on, including Facebook and Twitter.
According to the city officials, employee applicants must sign a waiver giving the city permission to conduct an investigation into the person’s background, which includes handing over social networking login credentials to city administrators.
We’d make an obvious comparison, but we don’t want to risk getting all Hoekstra about it.