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Dear Bozeman, Montana: Can’t People Be Freaks In Their Personal Lives?

You might have read about how the city of Bozeman, Montana was requiring applicants to provide not only their user names to various sites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, IFuckAnimals.com (I’m kidding, but it might very well exist), but they were also requiring their passwords. Um, really? Really? They probably just really wanted to surf porn under another person’s user name.

Anyway, they’ve since backtracked and here’s an excerpt from the article:

The city of Bozeman, Mont., has rescinded its long-standing policy that job applicants provide user names and passwords to social-networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace.

According to a press release (PDF) issued Friday:

The extent of our request for a candidate’s password, user name, or other internet information appears to have exceeded that which is acceptable to our community. We appreciate the concern many citizens have expressed regarding this practice and apologize for the negative impact this issue is having on the City of Bozeman.

The city stopped the practice as of midday Friday, until it “conducts a more comprehensive evaluation of the practice,” the release said.

 

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June 20, 2009 - Posted by | Commentary, Did you know? | , ,

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