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Facebook passwords - are they up for grabs? Invasion of Privacy?

At our firm, VSSF, we love employment law. That is, we like when employers screw up by treating their employees wrongfully. Now, I heard that Senators ask feds to probe requests for job applicants' Facebook passwords! What? These 2 U.S. senators are asking the Attorney General to investigate whether employers asking for Facebook passwords during job interviews are violating federal law.

I wonder if this violates privacy rights? The purpose of a password is to create an expectation of privacy.