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By J. Smith
Even after all the stories about people getting fired because of incriminating Facebook posts or police tracking illegal activity via Twitter, a few employees in Buffalo, NY were brave enough to talk smack about their company using social media. Predictably, they were discovered and fired by their company. But in a rare move by the National Labor Relations Board, the nonprofit organization was deemed wrong to have fired them for Facebook postings that criticized working conditions, and disclosed that it has more than two dozen cases involving worker complaints aired on the social media site, The Wall Street Journal reports.
“The NLRB complaint against Hispanics United of Buffalo reaffirms the agency’s position in an earlier case that labor law allows employees to discuss the terms and conditions of their employment with co-workers and others – including postings on social-media sites,” the Journal reports.
An employee of Hispanics United posted a co-worker’s allegation that employees didn’t help the nonprofit’s clients enough, and the post drew responses from other employees who defended their work and blamed conditions such as work loads and staffing issues, the Journal said. The NLRB found that the employee Facebook discussion was “protected concerted activity” under the National Labor Relations Act.
Be careful what you post on Facebook; it may get you fired or it may help change company policy.
(BBC) — Personal details of 100m Facebook users have been collected and published on the net by a security consultant. Ron Bowes used a piece of code to scan Facebook profiles, collecting data not hidden by the user’s privacy settings. The list, which has been shared as a downloadable file, contains the URL of every searchable Facebook user’s profile, their name and unique ID. Mr Bowes said he published the data to highlight privacy issues, but Facebook said it was already public information.