Thursday, June 18, 2009

City in Montana requires job applicants to hand over all social network logins and passwords

Applying for a job with the city of Bozeman, Montana? Check out what's on the application:

"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,, MySpace, etc.," the City form states. There are then three lines where applicants can list the Web sites, their user names and log-in information and their passwords.

I've never seen anything like this, and I've seen some intrusive stuff. (And, of course, it forces the user the violate the terms of use of each of those sites.) From Montana's News Station, via Boing Boing.

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