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'Hand over your Facebook password, or don't get hired'
Long now are the days where you had to hand over your Facebook password to your prospective employer to make sure you're not a terrorist, an Obama-hater, and so on. CNET reported that some were being forced to fork over the password to their online private life.
This was one of the most high-profile privacy flops during the whole year. However, thankfully, it was rectified after legislators quickly picked up on this, and only a few months later it was made illegal for employers to demand usernames and password for social media accounts.