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Follow Up of the Day: Facebook Privacy Measure Defeated in House

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Legislation that would have banned employers from asking for social network passwords from prospective employees was defeated by House Republicans yesterday by a vote of 236-185.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) attached the measure to a larger FCC bill after reports last week that employers are increasingly demanding access to applicants' Facebook and Twitter accounts as a condition of employment.

Although the meas

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