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Six states outlaw employer snooping on Facebook

The list of states that don't put up with employers demanding employee's social media passwords is growing -- both California and Illinois laws went into effect on the first of this year.

By Jan. 2, 2013


Calif. law passed to halt employer snooping on social media

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown signs a privacy bill making it illegal for employers to demand employee usernames and passwords for social media accounts.

By Sep. 27, 2012


Google crowned world's most attractive employer

The search giant is the No. 1 place both business folks and engineers would want to work, while Microsoft, IBM, Intel, and Apple also rank highly, says a new study from Universum.

By Sep. 30, 2011


Reporters' Roundtable: Can an employer ask for your Facebook password?

What do you do if an employer asks to see your personal social network? We discuss with Bob Sullivan, author of the Red Tape Chronicles on MSNBC.

By Mar. 30, 2012


SAS, Google top Fortune's best-employer list

Among the tech firms showing up on the publisher's newly released list of 100 best companies to work for are also Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Adobe Systems, and Intel.

By Jan. 25, 2010


Negotiating open source with your employer

Open source is about freedom. Maintaining the right to code open source within one's employment requires careful thinking about freedom, too.

By Dec. 13, 2007


Obama's CIO temporarily steps down after FBI raids ex-employer

President Obama last week chose Vivek Kundra, former District of Columbia CTO, as federal CIO. On Thursday, the FBI raided Kundra's old offices, which coincided with two arrests as part of a bribery sting.

By Mar. 12, 2009


T-Mobile reverses plan to kill corporate discounts

Only current customers enrolled in a discount plan will get to keep their lower rates -- new customers are still stuck with no discounts.

By Apr. 2, 2014


Nokia, Microsoft to miss deadline for selling phone division

A wait for antitrust approvals in Asia delays the $7.2 billion deal beyond a planned first-quarter closing, but Microsoft and Nokia remain committed.

By Mar. 23, 2014


Microsoft pens playful doctor's note for Xbox One gamers

The tongue-in-cheek excuse to employers says that a heavy dose of Xbox One is the only cure for people affected by zombie flu.

By Nov. 21, 2013