Employment Background Checks: How Far Is Too Far?

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Caleb Garling, staff reporter, Wired magazine
Steven Kane, owner, Kane Partners

As social media grows, hiring managers have started to screen Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well as running criminal background checks for potential employees. Some employers are asking applicants to hand over Facebook passwords as well.

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