So this ^^ in essence is saying what everyone else was saying. If your profile is private companies cannot see your shit. If you block your wall and not your photos then that is your slip up."including those hidden behind privacy settings"...
That is very clear from the article...
Maybe you don't, but others do.
Facebook has a policy of not SELLING your information to others. I believe that is the wording, right?
They can GIVE it though and still be telling the truth.
My stuff is locked down but either way people are not aware of this so I am spreading the word.
And yes a LOT of people you can see their fb walls even though the photos are locked down...or the wall is locked down but the photos wide open...or they don't realize that other sites they hide on, a simple background check/google will turn them up especially if they use the same email address as what is on their resume.
Lock the profiles down, act normal (which means have some broughtupsy) online and not like no one is watching, and use a completely different email address for employment purposes only. That's what I think people should do. Make sure that email address is not on anything at all but the resume.
People should go to spokeo.com or any of those other sites and run a background self-check and see what they find...
Read the excerpt of the policy I posted again.It does if a law enforcement official requests the information.
Such as the police department in question in the article I posted...or...say...a company's legal department?
All it takes is for someone that represents some part of the law to ask for it...corporate counsel can do it same as a police department.
And Facebook has had enough embarrassing slipups with privacy that your undying faith in their ability to not slide through their own loophole puzzles me...
A company wanting to snoop just for purposes of employment doesn't qualify.