Obama warns teens of perils of Facebook
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 10/09/2009 06:57
President Barack Obama warned American teenagers on Tuesday of the dangers of putting too much personal information on Internet social networking sites, saying it could come back to haunt them in later life.
The presidential words of advice follow recent studies that suggest U.S. employers are increasingly turning to sites such as Facebook and News Corp's MySpace to conduct background checks on job applicants.
Barack Obama is... warning about 'stupid' Facebook posts [AFP]
President Barack Obama had a blunt status update for America's permanently wired youth on Tuesday: your Facebook postings could come back to haunt you.
Obama's advice to a group of high school students followed reports that prospective employers may be mining social networking sights for background information on job applicants.