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  •  Ummm... (1+ / 0-)
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    And why do employers think they have the divine right to invade personal privacy just because they are screening for a job?
    But the nature of social networking is that you have already made the info public. It's really not that different from posting stuff on a physical bulletin board. Anybody who sees it sees it- you've ceded control by posting in a public venue. If you hang a picture of yourself doing a beer-bong on a telephone pole, you have to expect that your dowager aunt will see it.

    No such thing as an expectation of privacy for information you've chosen to make public.

    •  Which is EXACTLY why people need to check ... (0+ / 0-)

      their privacy setting and make sure their posts and picture and comments are set to FRIENDS ONLY, and not made PUBLIC!

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      by l3m0n on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 10:54:23 AM PDT

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    •  You're a lawyer, aren't you (0+ / 0-)
      But the nature of social networking is that you have already made the info public.
      That's TOS boilerplate that let's social media sites off the hook of having to protect the privacy of their participants.

      And that's because that maybe those employer's are buying the ability to access that information from the site.

      But the question is why is the employer's behavior suddenly off the hook of accountability.  And why is the narrative structured to preserve the asymmetry of information in favor of the employer?

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      by TarheelDem on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 11:05:44 AM PDT

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