Feb 24, 2011
The modern surveillance state demands to know all. It never forgets, never forgives.
The police background checks are already quite thorough. Is it ok to demand access to every nook and cranny of someones life because they want to be an law enforcement officer? How about an Paramedic, a letter carrier?
Oklahoma police department wants prospective officers Facebook passwords as part of background check
The Norman, Oklahoma Police Department wants prospective officers to turn over their Facebook passwords as part of a background check for the job. “We’re actually hiring based on the quality of a person and you judge that through a variety of tools including a background investigation that talks to previous employers to friends to relatives to neighbors and up to and including their Facebook account,” said Captain Tom Easley from the Norman Oklahoma Police Department.
My first thought? Smells like theInternational Association of Chiefs of Police. This international association operates under the code of ethics of an international body. We have a Constitution in our country. This is a problem.
The IACP appears to have quite a lot of power and influence at the DOJ all the way down to city police departments. They have been responsible for some of the most anti-american justice and policing policy that has besieged us since 9 11 when “everything changed”
Yes. Our subversive friends at the IACP are pushing this hard. Its called “Cybervetting”
In the opinion of the IACP
“The Internet is merely a new source to identify and collect information about people’s behavior.”
On December 30, 2010 the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) released a report on their yearlong study of police cybervetting policy, “Developing a Cybervetting Strategy for Law Enforcement.” The report was a collaborative effort by the IACP and the Defense Personnel Security Research Center (PERSEREC). Read More
Police recruits screened for digital dirt on Facebook, etc.
Some agencies are demanding that applicants provide private passwords, Internet pseudonyms, text messages and e-mail logs as part of an expanding vetting process for public safety jobs.
City jobs too-
If you’re planning to apply for a job with the city of Bozeman, Mont., be prepared to hand over much more than your references and resume.
The Rocky Mountain city instructs all job applicants to divulge their user names and passwords for “any Internet-based chat rooms, social clubs or forums, to include, but not limited to: Facebook, Google, Yahoo, YouTube.com, MySpace, etc.”
People that seek to avoid intrusive practices like giving up your biometrics for the “privilege” of driving or your 4th Amendment rights to fly will soon find thier world getting very small.
I refused to allow a digital (biometric) facial image capture at my doctors office this week and was informed that this might indeed be required in order for me to get my examination.
Upon checking further the receptionist found that it was not required-yet anyways. I guess paying a doctor with my own money for an appointment is soon to become a “privilege” as well. Yes. We will all encounter greater and greater demands from us for access to all sorts of things. Things like buying, selling or traveling. In fact, you can bet on it.