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Hey Teacher (And Employer), Leave Those Facebook Passwords Alone

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Kashmir Hill writes employers and schools demanding social network logins -- including the ACLU Minnesota case I've been blogging about since yesterday. She writes, in part:

The Minnesota high school student, at least, has a strong and relatively clear case. If there was no immediate threat posed by the sexy conversation she allegedly conducted with another student, school officials should have sought a warrant to get access to her Facebook account, or at least gotten permission from her parents.
The student athletes, on the other hand, who are forced to friend their coaches probably don't have much of a legal argument to make. 'They get a benefit: free tuition,' says [privacy lawyer Behnam] Dayanim. 'In exchange, they have to agree to this monitoring by a coach. If they agreed to that with the school in advance, that's a legally sound practice.'
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OpedNews volunteer from 2005 to 2013.

Amanda Lang was a wonderful member of the Opednews team, and the first volunteer editor, for a good number of years being a senior editor. She passed away summer 2014.

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