(LINK: Mashable.com)Facebook Takes a Stand Against Employers Who Request Passwords
It’s nice to hear it from Facebook protecting its almost a billion users worldwide. Why the hell would you share your username and passwords to others? Not even your potential employer has the right to ask for it. In the United States, it’s a violation of the First Amendment. In the Philippines, we have our Constitution protecting our privacy to communication.
Both the employer and employees shall suffer the consequences of sharing the Facebook account.For an employee, his private details will be exposed to his potential employer. On the other hand, the employer may be held accountable for discovering a possible crime plot while opening a private detail in the Facebook account of the applicant.
Nevertheless, sharing of password to others is a violation of the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities of Facebook (stated below). Though in the Philippines, friends and lovers are sharing passwords to their respective accounts without observing the rules.
Registration and Account Security
8. You will not share your password, (or in the case of developers, your secret key), let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account.”