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There have been a number of articles recently covering the practice of prospective employers requesting access to social media sites, personal email accounts, or other deeply personal stores of information.
Despite this being an egregious violation of privacy, it is a growing practice, and one that requires clear guidance and regulation or legislation to protect users. The good news is that the tech industry doesn't need to wait; most of the major players have clearly defined policies which forbid this practice.
Facebook asks its users to commit not to share their passwords or accounts as part of their "rights ...