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Lawmakers want to keep Facebook passwords private

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Conservative and liberal Minnesota legislators are combining efforts to stop a business practice they say invades job applicants' privacy.

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National reports in recent days have told of employers, both private and public, demanding passwords for social Internet sites potential employees use. The employers then have access to personal information of the job applicant.

"We want to protect the privacy of those job seekers," Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, said about her bill.

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