Germany Bans Bosses From Checking Your Facebook
Some 45% of employers vet applicants on social-networking sites
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2010 7:02 PM CDT
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(Newser) – You look great in your interview duds and make a smashing first impression, so what could torpedo your chances of getting the job? Those Facebook photos of you doing a kegstand. Move to Germany, reports der Spiegel, where Berlin has recently banned bosses from checking would-be employees' social-networking profiles. The bad news? They can still Google you.