Not only is sharing social media passwords against many of the major networks' terms of service, the practice has also been viewed as an invasion of privacy by the ACLU.
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Furthermore, the companies, government agencies or colleges that have gained access to the social media accounts of potential employees or students may become liable for any content posted therein. For instance, if a job candidate has posted an admission of guilt for a crime, his or her employer may find itself legally vulnerable.
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The folks at BackgroundCheck.org have created the following infographic in response to the social media privacy debate. The graphic features the "Social Network Users' Bill of Rights," a petition drafted by concerned social media users after the 2010 Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference. You can access the "bill" here.
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