• Congress Unites to Protect Drunken Facebook Photos

    Facebook profileDemocrats and Republicans don't agree on much these days. With the partisan fights over birth control and the Violence Against Women Act, it seems like the two parties can't unite behind anything anymore.

    Well, except for embarrassing Facebook photos

    Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) is drafting legislation that would ban employers from asking for their workers' Facebook passwords, his office confirmed Wednesday. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is planning to introduce a similar measure in the Senate.

    According to recent media reports, there is a growing trend of employers demanding that job applicants provide passwords to their private Facebook accounts to check for embarrassing or damaging information.

    In a statement on Sunday, Sens. Blumenthal and Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) called the practice "disturbing" and said it "represents a grave intrusion into personal privacy."

    Most Republicans look exactly like your evil boss, so it's surprising they've chosen not to side with employers on this issue.

    In fact, it's nice to see members of opposing parties finally come together to protect the right of ordinary Americans to post scandalous half-nude keg stand photos to social media outlets. The bill doesn't have an official name yet, so we'll just call it Weiner's Law.

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    Tags: Chuck Schumer, Facebook, House of Representatives, Internet, Richard Blumenthal, Science & Technology, Senate


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