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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Paul Ryan Wants To Turn Social Media Passwords Over To Your Boss


Wisconsin State Journal Excerpt:
Password secrecy protections: Members on Tuesday defeated, 184-236, a bid to guard the secrecy of passwords for entering social media sites such as Facebook. A yes vote was to empower the FCC to bar companies it regulates from obtaining worker passwords as a condition of employment. (HR 3309)

Voting yes: Baldwin, Kind, Moore

Voting no: Ryan, Sensenbrenner, Petri, Duffy, Ribble

Republicans are pure evil. I wish I was saying that only to demagogue them.


Democurmudgeon said...

Revealing votes. What an odd vision of freedom; giving it up to those kingly employers.

I forgot about the "Roll Call" list, which is wonderfully reflective of each parties direction.

Anonymous said...

As is too common these days this headline is irresponsible. I'm feeling generous this evening, so I did not use the word "lie". No one is "turning over" your passwords. Unless it's you. The prospective employers asks for the password, you say no and walk out. No one is turning it over.
That being said, I applaud any event that gives people yet another reason to leave Facebook. Like you don't have enough already. It's just mind-boggling to me that people still seem to expect decency out of Facebook, its policies, or the policies and behaviors of entities associated with it. Facebook is garbage, it's exploitation, and invasion, and insanity. And yet droves of people prefer to stay in denial. So let's all be shocked for the 9 billionth time that something unethical occurs in regards to Facebook. *yawn*

Lou Kaye said...

It's not a lie and your comment is typical of the authoritarian establishment who want to own and control everything and proof that social media like Facebook, Twitter, etc. is a target of the fascist minority just like labor unions are. What do you care whether Facebook is garbage or insanity? You have the freedom to change the channel and never look back. Buy something different. Republicans voted to make that surrender a legal condition upon request for employment. Get it?

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