Applying for a job? New boss may ask to see your Facebook page

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by SHANNON POWELL HART

WFAA

Posted on March 13, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Pictures and posts you thought were private may not be after all.

But this time it is not because of  a change in Facebook's privacy policy, it is because an employer can legally request to see what you may have shared with "friends only."

For now, it is perfectly legal for a prospective employer to ask you to log into your Facebook page and click through your "friends only" content.

The ACLU is demanding an end to what they are calling "shoulder surfing."

WFAA.com editor Shannon Powell Hart explains where this trend is happening and what you can do to prevent it, like making a personal and professional page under slightly different names.

 

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