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[–] WiLiV 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It already has been happening for years. Don't you think employers check facebook and cross-reference names? In another thread we were talking about this and someone had been turned down for an apartment because of something on his FB.

EDIT: I'll copy in my original comment on this subject because that explains my stance better:

In my opinion, Facebook itself is not the problem, but it is an enabler to a problem. So many external sources use facebook and the personal information that people plug into it for purposes that fall into moral gray areas. I would absolutely hate the idea that my real name and face are out there and can be looked up by anyone. I think that the integration of the internet into facets of everyday life is a huge mistake. I think that the inclusion of mainstream public to the internet has severely hampered one's ability to remain anonymous, which is one of the qualities that made the internet so attractive in the first place. You could speak your mind and let your true opinion be known without having that tied to your true identity. But now that we have things like facebook, it's all connected and, more importantly, the full history of every stupid thing you've done online is saved on a handy timeline for people to look at. If anyone's ever applied for a job with a higher standard than say, 7-eleven, chances are your perspective employer looked you up on facebook. Maybe they saw that you had a particular handle that you went by and they googled that too. And now they've found the account on Literotica or somewhere where you detailed your perverse sexual kinks. And all of the sudden, they don't want you. That's a gross invasion of privacy, and people enable it by being flippant with their information online.

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[–] Vic_V [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I didn't mean in the totally-obvious ways like making your facebook public. I meant shared by advertisers and offered as a service like "We used our targeted ad profile and browsing history to identify anon X"

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[–] lord_nougat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yes.

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[–] 10530262 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

There are lists for everything. Go to your local govt office and I am sure they have tons of lists for you.

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[–] heygeorge 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Not to you, gramps!

More seriously, gov jobs do a background check, and part of that is one's online threat score.

What sort of websites or jobs do you envision this effecting?