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IT City Requests Facebook, MySpace, Google Logins and Passwords of Job Applicants
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Written by Daniel   
Monday, 22 June 2009 11:30

Bozeman request: Big brother snooping, or legitimate request?

Michael Barkoviak - June 18, 2009 4:06 PM
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The city of Bozeman, with a population of 25,000 people in southwestern Montana, likely isn't one you heard of recently. However, it's in the news after a city job requirement has drawn heavy criticism over possible privacy issues.

An anonymous citizen who applied for a city job alerted local media that he or she had to provide log-in information and passwords for any and all social networking web sites they use while applying for a job with the city.
Along with the normal background check, criminal history, education and employment past, the following is written into the Bozeman city employment waiver statement:

"Please list any and all, current personal or business websites, web pages or memberships on any internet-based chat rooms, social clubs or forums, to include, but not limited to: Facebook, Google, Yahoo, YouTube.com, MySpace, etc."  [Comments...]

 
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