An anonymous reader writes: As a computer science sophomore who is strapped for cash, I decided to submit a few job applications to various lower level technical support jobs. I received a call and got an interview (think "office supply chain store"). The interviewer looked at my CV and asked about some security-related academic interests that I have. I explained as best I could and told him that I take security and privacy issues very seriously. So seriously, in fact, that I do not have a Facebook account. The rest of the interview consisted of very standard questions. After not receiving a call back in one week, I decided to call the place and ask if I had been considered for the job. After being officially declined over the phone, I asked if there was any particular reason that I was not being considered. I was told (by the person who interviewed me, nonetheless) that he did not feel comfortable hiring somebody who did not have an online presence. Since this is a fairly large corporation, I was surprised by the response. Have any other Slashdot users encountered difficulties with employment as a result of not having a Facebook account? Does this constitute legal grounds by which to press charges against the company? What is the best course of action to deal with employers that screen candidates based on Facebook account details?