Republicans sink Facebook snooping legislation

House Republicans yesterday voted down an amendment that would have made it illegal for employers to ask job applicants for their Facebook passwords.

Senators demand probe into bosses' Facebook password requests

Two US senators are demanding an investigation into allegations that many employers are ordering staff and job applicants to hand over their Facebook passwords.

No Facebook password for you!

A major controversy has erupted over recent reports that a growing number of employers are demanding potential hires turn over Facebook passwords to HR reps.

Employers can read staff text messages, court rules

Bosses have the right to check an employee's text messages, the Supreme Court has ruled, if they think work rules are being broken.