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Apr 21 - CISPA Amendment Banning Employers From Asking For Facebook Passwords Blocked


 Apr 21 - CISPA Amendment Banning Employers From Asking For Facebook Passwords Blocked
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Bad news, Facebook users; U.S. employers may soon be able to require employees to fork over their social media passwords.

A last-minute amendement to the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act -- known as CISPA -- banning such a practice was blocked by members of the U.S. House of Representatives, despite the passage of the broad cybersecurity bill overall.

The provision, proposed by Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Co.), was voted down 224-189, with Republicans constituting the majority.

"This is a very simple amendment that really does two things," Perlmutter told the House Thursday, before the vote. "It helps the individual protect his right to privacy and it doesn't allow the employer to impersonate that particular employee when other people are interacting with that person across social media platforms."

While Perlmutter warned of breached privacy and the potential to impersonate employees, as U.S. News & World Report notes, CISPA sponsor Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) called the Democratic congressman's proposal an attempt to k!ll the bill.

Perlmutter denied the claim, but Rogers still suggested that he instead address the employee privacy issue with separate legislation.

This is not the first time Perlmutter has introduced the pro-privacy measure. The Democratic congressman also attempted to tack on such a provision to the Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2012 and the earlier version of CISPA, both of which were never passed by the U.S. Senate.

After initially introducing the password privacy measure in 2011, Perlmutter explained in a statement:
People have an expectation of privacy when using social media like Facebook and Twitter. They have an expectation that their right to free speech and religion will be respected when they use social media outlets. No American should have to provide their confidential personal passwords as a condition of employment. Both users of social media and those who correspond share the expectation of privacy in their personal communications. Employers essentially can act as imposters and a$sume the identity of an employee and continually access, monitor and even manipulate an employee's personal social activities and opinions. That's simply a step too far.
Though CISPA passed the House, 288 to 127, it could very likely be k!lled in the Senate -- as the first version of the cybersecurity legislation was -- or face a veto from the White House, which has already threatened the controversial legislation.

In the meantime, Anonymous has called for an Internet blackout on April 22 to protest CISPA.
CISPA Amendment Banning Employers From Asking For Facebook Passwords Blocked
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 04-21-2013, 09:14 PMaway - #2
davilla24c 6 heat pts

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I'd laugh at my boss if they ever asked for any password no respectable job would ever ask you for #### like that cuz it has nothing to do with work

the #### I look like
 04-21-2013, 09:15 PMaway - #3
davilla24c 6 heat pts

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#### this thread
 04-21-2013, 09:15 PMaway - #4
davilla24c 6 heat pts

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#### this bill
 04-21-2013, 09:16 PMaway - #5
davilla24c 6 heat pts

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 04-21-2013, 09:19 PMaway - #6
EpodnamrA 

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 04-21-2013, 09:20 PMaway - #7
Kadillac87 196 heat pts196

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This is what happens when old a$s people who can barely type try to make legislation about the internet.
 04-21-2013, 09:20 PMaway - #8
davilla24c 6 heat pts

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Originally Posted by EpodnamrA
suck this di#k ####
 04-21-2013, 10:17 PMaway - #9
MakeItHappen456 35 heat pts35

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I don't even have a Facebook account
 04-21-2013, 10:46 PMaway - #10
Michael 1987 636 heat pts636

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 04-21-2013, 10:59 PMaway - #11
Taste Maker 23 heat pts23

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i know marriott looks at applicants Facebook pictures to see if they smoke and smokers dont get hired. if your profile is private the manager that interviewed you will request you before they tell you if your hired. If you dont accept or you were smoking in pics you get the "im sorry we went with someone else but your welcome to apply again"

also if your ugly dont put your pic on your resume, jus saying.
 04-22-2013, 03:51 PMaway - #12
ItAlY2BkLyN 226 heat pts226

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Originally Posted by davilla24c
I'd laugh at my boss if they ever asked for any password no respectable job would ever ask you for #### like that cuz it has nothing to do with work

the #### I look like
Originally Posted by davilla24c
#### this thread
Originally Posted by davilla24c
#### this bill
Originally Posted by davilla24c
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makes $8.75/hr
 04-22-2013, 03:58 PMaway - #13
PotheadFocker 83 heat pts83

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Originally Posted by MakeItHappen456
I don't even have a Facebook account
 04-22-2013, 08:08 PMaway - #14
HeyCobra 7 heat pts

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id never give anyone any pw, and it is an invasion of privacy but then again i dont have anything to hide really, but i do see the #### people i know put on facebook and if i was thier boss id fire them asap, people put the dumbest #### up, most personal ####, and every arguement they have
 04-22-2013, 08:13 PMaway - #15
noelstayloco 1 heat pts

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but then I'd have to change my passwords to everything, including yo momma's special secret #### buffet password.
 04-22-2013, 08:48 PMaway - #16
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Originally Posted by Kadillac87
This is what happens when old a$s people who can barely type try to make legislation about the internet.
tha truth !
 04-22-2013, 09:24 PMaway - #17
brand name 6 heat pts

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how many sites do people login to with their facebook account via social connect? so they'll be able to get into all your accounts or create new ones as well?
 04-22-2013, 09:27 PMaway - #18
the player 9 heat pts

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Originally Posted by Taste Maker
also if your ugly dont put your pic on your resume, jus saying.
so you didnt get the job?
 04-22-2013, 10:36 PMaway - #19
NAKHI ALLAH 1 heat pts

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Man this #### is getting out of hand
 04-22-2013, 11:08 PMaway - #20
Mr X 12 heat pts12

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i only have one profile picture
 
 


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