Comments on: Facebook logins toxic for employers, violate security and privacy principles http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/03/24/facebook-logins-toxic-for-employers-violate-security-principles-as-well-as-privacy/ News, Views, and Insight from the ESET Security Community Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7 By: Honor http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/03/24/facebook-logins-toxic-for-employers-violate-security-principles-as-well-as-privacy/#comment-749 Sun, 19 Aug 2012 12:08:51 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=12264#comment-749 Would the same privacy laws apply if a Teacher harrassed a pupil into giving them the 14 year olds Password and facebook account details.?

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By: d'lauri bailon http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/03/24/facebook-logins-toxic-for-employers-violate-security-principles-as-well-as-privacy/#comment-748 Sun, 08 Apr 2012 06:05:28 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=12264#comment-748 thanks for the little x-tra push to cancel my account again. i to feel if they are your friends yhey will call and e-mail you oe use the phone. thanks for putting my brains back in place.

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By: Jay Foley http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/03/24/facebook-logins-toxic-for-employers-violate-security-principles-as-well-as-privacy/#comment-747 Wed, 28 Mar 2012 21:59:44 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=12264#comment-747 Steven you so nicely put into words what the dangers are for requesting a persons Facebook login information. There are so many reasons that a bad idea, gets picked up and used before someone wakes up to fact that it, is a bad idea.

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By: David Harley http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/03/24/facebook-logins-toxic-for-employers-violate-security-principles-as-well-as-privacy/#comment-746 Wed, 28 Mar 2012 09:11:02 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=12264#comment-746 I don’t agree with your dismissal of anyone who sees it differently to you as “fools”. I don’t feel the need personally to be totally pseudonymous or anonymous wherever I am online, and frankly mistrust anyone who does. But trust is the whole point: it’s OK for people to buy into the social media thing as long as they make an informed decision as to when and how to say no to having their information acquired and shared. If they don’t understand that, though, it’s not simple indiviudal stupidity. It’s a social problem, with providers, customers, legislators and educators unable to grasp the full implications of a culture based on undiscriminating sharing. Where you and I do think along the same lines, I think, is in thinking that too many people are more trusting online than they would be in offline contexts: most people wouldn’t trust someone who came up to them in the street and said “I want to be your friend: give me your address and DoB…”

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By: biggestbrother http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/03/24/facebook-logins-toxic-for-employers-violate-security-principles-as-well-as-privacy/#comment-745 Mon, 26 Mar 2012 06:25:54 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=12264#comment-745 Facebook is for fools.
Why have a facebook account? If you have 10 real friends you can send them pictures as an attachment. The rest is celebrity wannabee naive narcissim. That same data can and will be onsold to health insurance companies checking for unhealthy partying or practices, auto insurers, past future and present employers, governments, FBI, CIA, North Korea, China, terrorist groups, (maybe 3rd hand but it will get there via an "advertiser") etc etc etc. To have a real socila login not a pseudonym will soon mark you historically as one of the great morons who bought into this. The smart people dont have a real login on a social network. We move silently, anonymously and with the ability to be different things to different people.
 

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By: Stephen Cobb http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/03/24/facebook-logins-toxic-for-employers-violate-security-principles-as-well-as-privacy/#comment-744 Sun, 25 Mar 2012 20:31:45 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=12264#comment-744 Great point Allan. Looks like there will be some serious scrutiny this week as lawmakers have asked the Justice Department to investigate whether employers who require job applicants to hand over confidential passwords to Facebook and other social networking sites are violating federal law: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-03-25/lawmakers-call-for-investigation-of-facebook-password-requests

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By: Allan Lee http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/03/24/facebook-logins-toxic-for-employers-violate-security-principles-as-well-as-privacy/#comment-743 Sat, 24 Mar 2012 19:32:18 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=12264#comment-743 And also… HR departments had better be ready for a slew of law suits from unsuccessful candidates claiming they didn't get the job because the were illegally discriminated against because of private information about them on Facebook – religious affiliation, sexual orientation, marital state, health or disabilities etc, etc, etc.  good article

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