Job application asks you to provide your Facebook password.

You stay klassy, Bozeman, Montana.

Applying for a job with the City of Bozeman? You may be asked to provide more personal information than you expected.

That was the case for one person who applied for employment with the City. The anonymous viewer emailed the news station recently to express concern with a component of the city's background check policy, which states that to be considered for a job applicants must provide log-in information and passwords for social network sites in which they participate.

The requirement is included on a waiver statement applicants must sign, giving the City permission to conduct an investigation into the person's "background, references, character, past employment, education, credit history, criminal or police records."

"Please list any and all, current personal or business websites, web pages or memberships on any Internet-based chat rooms, social clubs or forums, to include, but not limited to: Facebook, Google, Yahoo,, MySpace, etc.," the City form states. There are then three lines where applicants can list the Web sites, their user names and log-in information and their passwords.

[...] "We do those types of investigations to make sure the people that we hire have the highest moral character and are a good fit for the City," Sullivan said.

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Palm Pre SMTP

I figured out why my Pre couldn't send mail. The phone is sending this:


And Postfix 2.4.5 is replying: Error: send HELO/EHLO first

The problem there is that EHLO should have been upper case it's not sending another EHLO after STARTTLS. Turning off smtpd_helo_required is a workaround.

My question, dear Lazyweb:

    Where's the Palm Pre WebOS Bugzilla? How do I report this bug in such a way that it will actually reach a developer who can say, "Oh, duh" and actually check in a fix?

    If there is not a public bug reporting mechanism, then next best would be for someone to point me at your friend who works there who is willing to take mailed reports from me directly...

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