Want applicant’s social-media password? Don’t try it in Canada (or anywhere!) by Brian Blum in Recruitment 28 Mar 2012 By Brian Blum Here’s a trend that seems outright outrageous to us: asking for a job applicant's social-media passwords. It's been in the news for the past few years, off-and-on, especially during the past few weeks. Today, the Toronto Star has an article about a candiThis article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share Brian Blum Brian Blum covers the U.S., Canada and Israel for Classified Intelligence Report, and contributes to our special reports and research projects. Originally from San Francisco and now based in Jerusalem, he has been with the AIM Group since 2004. He is the president of Blum Interactive Media, specializing in writing and multimedia content development for online, print, video and audio. His clients include newspapers, universities and non-profits. He is currently working on a book about the billion-dollar bankruptcy of a once high-flying Israeli startup.