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July 29, 2007 | David Sarno, Times Staff Writer
BROWSE any Facebook profile set up by a relatively active user and you're likely to hit on a cache of personal information that, until very recently, would've been impossible to get unless you hired a private detective to follow the person for six months.
March 24, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Netflix Inc. said it had linked with social-networking website Facebook, allowing subscribers of the largest U.S. mail-order movie service to share their film ratings with Facebook friends. Ratings of one to five stars will show on a user's Facebook profile if a Netflix member has enabled the Facebook Connect function, Netflix said. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
December 18, 2007 | Jessica Guynn, Times staff writer
The Young Turks who made their mark as early backers of Facebook Inc. have raised a second investment round more than four times as large as their first, signaling their growing clout as an alternative to venture capitalists on Silicon Valley's Sand Hill Road. Founders Fund Management, led by a quartet of wealthy and connected entrepreneurs behind such success stories as online payment service PayPal Inc.
April 27, 2010 | By Jessica Guynn, Reporting from San Francisco
Lawmakers and privacy watchdogs are asking Facebook Inc. to roll back a new feature that they say invades the privacy of the popular online social network's more than 400 million users. Adding to controversy over the new feature, four U.S. senators objected Tuesday to Facebook sharing users' personal information with other websites without the explicit consent of the users. They want Facebook to ask users to "opt into" the feature that personalizes content on three other websites rather than "opt out" of it. "Social networking sites have become the Wild West of the Internet," Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.
August 21, 2011 | By Shan Li and David Sarno, Los Angeles Times
Picture this: You stop in front of a digital advertising display at a mall and suddenly an ad pops up touting makeup, followed by one for shoes and then one for butter pecan ice cream. It seems to know you're a woman in your late 20s and, in fact, it does. When you looked at the display, it scanned your facial features and tailored its messages to you. Once the stuff of science fiction and high-tech crime fighting, facial recognition technology has become one of the newest tools in marketing, even though privacy concerns abound.
February 27, 2013 | Alana Semuels
Days after prominent Republicans said they were signing a legal brief arguing that gay couples have a right to marry, 278 employers have filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court, arguing the same thing. The businesses include Apple Inc., Broadcom Corp., Citigroup Inc., Facebook Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Marriott International Inc., Microsoft, Orbitz, Starbucks, Twitter and the Walt Disney Co. Chambers of Commerce in San Diego, Boston, Portland, Seattle and San Francisco also joined the brief.
August 6, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wires
Facebook Inc., operator of the most popular social-networking site, will allow employees to cash in on their ownership stakes in the company. Palo Alto-based Facebook didn't disclose details of the one-time program.
December 12, 2008 | from times wire reports
Washington Post Co. Chairman Donald E. Graham is joining the board of Facebook Inc., connecting the popular Internet hangout with a media industry veteran. Based in Palo Alto, privately held Facebook has about 130 million members who use the website to share information with their friends and family.
February 26, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - Corporate America's most famous working mother has banned her employees from working at home. Now the backlash is threatening to overshadow the progress she has made turning around Yahoo Inc. Marissa Mayer, one of only a handful of women leading Fortune 500 companies, has become the talk of Twitter and Silicon Valley for her controversial move to end telecommuting at the struggling Internet pioneer. VIDEO DISCUSSION: Is Yahoo's telecommuting ban too severe?
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