Robert Collins, 29, outraged by Facebook password request from employer.

*“Do you have a Facebook account or any other social networking accounts?”

“Do you have any lewd pictures in your account of yourself or others?”

“Are you affiliated with anyone who participates in illegal activities?  If so, who?”

“Is there anything you think might require an explanation when I go into your account?”

Did any of these questions make you sweat?  Well, brace yourself, they may be showing up on your next employment application.

As we become more socially connected online, the government is finding this a more economical and pervasive way of doing a background check.  Ask one Baltimore corrections officer who was simply returning to duty after a leave of absence, what type of check they wanted to do on him. (more…)