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November 1, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Facebook is testing a redesign of its Timeline feature that could make reading old posts slightly easier. The Menlo Park-based company confirmed that it is testing an experimental version of the redesign on a small number of users. The experimental design was discovered by Inside Facebook . It is similar to older designs Facebook used when its members had "Walls," in which status updates showed up in a linear fashion rather than zigzaging from left to right as they do now with the Timeline.
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September 26, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- A San Jose federal judge has ruled that Google must face a lawsuit that accuses the tech giant of illegally opening and reading the contents of email sent through its Gmail service in violation of federal wiretapping statutes. "The court finds that it cannot conclude that any party -- Gmail users or non-Gmail users -- has consented to Google's reading of email for the purposes of creating user profiles or providing targeted advertising," U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh wrote in her ruling.
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August 2, 2012 | By Andrea Chang
More than 83 million Facebook accounts are estimated to be duplicates or fakes, the social networking giant said in a regulatory filing this week. In the filing , Facebook said there are “inherent challenges in measuring usage of our products across large online and mobile populations around the world.” The company said there may be people who maintain more than one Facebook account, a violation of its terms of service. It estimates that duplicate accounts represent about 4.8% of its 955 million monthly active users as of June 30, which amounts to about 45.84 million accounts.
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February 11, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Did LinkedIn send you an email saying you had one of the top most viewed profiles of 2012? Congratulations! But wait, LinkedIn also sent that to 10 million other users. The business-centric social network came up with some clever marketing recently to get users to talk about LinkedIn on Facebook and Twitter. Over the last few days, the company has been sending out emails to users congratulating them for having one of the top 1% or 5% most viewed user profiles out of their 200 million members.
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September 6, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
LinkedIn announced it has introduced redesigned business profiles, which are officially known as Company Pages, to make them more helpful to users than they previously were. However, one of the new features looks a lot like that of a LinkedIn competitor's, and that's because the professional social network has added new images to the top of Company Pages that look like the Cover Photos used by Facebook for user profiles and their business pages. "We know a picture is worth a thousand words, so we've provided companies with the ability to easily add an image that best represents their company and brand," LinkedIn said in a press release.
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August 20, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
LinkedIn has begun to roll out a new look for its profile pages, placing a greater emphasis on user summaries as the site continues to grow as a popular recruitment tool, according to a report. The new look, which is believed to be rolling out to new users slowly, now shows a larger picture and user name, and brings user summaries higher up. In a trade-off for those changes, LinkedIn has dropped user websites, contact information and Twitter handles from the top of profiles. It also presents past experience, user connections and custom profile URLs in a more elegant but much smaller manner.
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February 11, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Did LinkedIn send you an email saying you had one of the top most viewed profiles of 2012? Congratulations! But wait, LinkedIn also sent that to 10 million other users. The business-centric social network came up with some clever marketing recently to get users to talk about LinkedIn on Facebook and Twitter. Over the last few days, the company has been sending out emails to users congratulating them for having one of the top 1% or 5% most viewed user profiles out of their 200 million members.
BUSINESS
September 26, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- A San Jose federal judge has ruled that Google must face a lawsuit that accuses the tech giant of illegally opening and reading the contents of email sent through its Gmail service in violation of federal wiretapping statutes. "The court finds that it cannot conclude that any party -- Gmail users or non-Gmail users -- has consented to Google's reading of email for the purposes of creating user profiles or providing targeted advertising," U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh wrote in her ruling.
BUSINESS
May 10, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The popular online social hangout Facebook Inc. says it is setting up a new system that will allow its 70 million users to take their personal profiles with them as they surf other websites. Users will be able to automatically copy pictures, personal information and other customized applications established on Facebook to other websites without extra effort once the changes that were announced Friday take effect. The privacy settings attached to a person's Facebook profile will remain in effect at external websites.
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November 10, 2000 | ROBIN FIELDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ingram Micro Inc., the world's largest computer-products distributor, has taken a step toward unmasking its online critics, subpoenaing Yahoo Inc. to obtain customer information for users of a message board devoted to the Santa Ana company. Ingram's subpoena is part of a "John Doe" lawsuit in August, claiming the authors--identified only by their online monikers--were current or former employees giving out proprietary company information.
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November 1, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Facebook is testing a redesign of its Timeline feature that could make reading old posts slightly easier. The Menlo Park-based company confirmed that it is testing an experimental version of the redesign on a small number of users. The experimental design was discovered by Inside Facebook . It is similar to older designs Facebook used when its members had "Walls," in which status updates showed up in a linear fashion rather than zigzaging from left to right as they do now with the Timeline.
BUSINESS
September 6, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
LinkedIn announced it has introduced redesigned business profiles, which are officially known as Company Pages, to make them more helpful to users than they previously were. However, one of the new features looks a lot like that of a LinkedIn competitor's, and that's because the professional social network has added new images to the top of Company Pages that look like the Cover Photos used by Facebook for user profiles and their business pages. "We know a picture is worth a thousand words, so we've provided companies with the ability to easily add an image that best represents their company and brand," LinkedIn said in a press release.
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August 20, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
LinkedIn has begun to roll out a new look for its profile pages, placing a greater emphasis on user summaries as the site continues to grow as a popular recruitment tool, according to a report. The new look, which is believed to be rolling out to new users slowly, now shows a larger picture and user name, and brings user summaries higher up. In a trade-off for those changes, LinkedIn has dropped user websites, contact information and Twitter handles from the top of profiles. It also presents past experience, user connections and custom profile URLs in a more elegant but much smaller manner.
BUSINESS
August 2, 2012 | By Andrea Chang
More than 83 million Facebook accounts are estimated to be duplicates or fakes, the social networking giant said in a regulatory filing this week. In the filing , Facebook said there are “inherent challenges in measuring usage of our products across large online and mobile populations around the world.” The company said there may be people who maintain more than one Facebook account, a violation of its terms of service. It estimates that duplicate accounts represent about 4.8% of its 955 million monthly active users as of June 30, which amounts to about 45.84 million accounts.
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March 23, 2012 | David Lazarus
California cracked down this week on online dating sites - and it's about time. Now federal authorities should recognize that running a website doesn't entitle you to be an absentee landlord and that the EBays and Craigslists of the cyber world are ultimately responsible for whatever skulks into their domains. State Atty. Gen.Kamala D. Harris announced an agreement stemming from a lawsuit filed last year by a Match.com user who was attacked on a date with a man who turned out to be a repeat sex offender.
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June 15, 2009 | David Sarno
Hunch.com helps users search for answers -- but first, it performs a detailed search on the users themselves. Launching today after a year in development, Hunch aims to supply users with computer-generated advice on thousands of lifestyle and consumer questions: What kind of dog should I buy? What should I get dad for Father's Day? Which book by George Orwell would I like? Most important, though, Hunch is not a search engine.
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May 26, 1998 | ROBERT SCHEER, Robert Scheer is a Times contributing editor and editor of Online Journalism Review at USC
Why can't I hate Bill Gates the way all my friends do? It seems so satisfying. For everyone I know, Gates and Microsoft are now the evil empire threatening their personal freedom and that of the world. And they tell me all this in splendid indifference to the fact that the angry e-mail letters they send me are composed and shipped on Windows 95. Never have I found myself so alone in defense of a dubious cause as after I took Microsoft's side in a radio discussion on NPR.
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July 14, 2008 | Peter Whoriskey, The Washington Post
Consumers worry about their Internet privacy. Politicians vow to investigate. And two of the nation's biggest tech companies, Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp., support federal legislation for data collection. So why isn't much happening? One reason is that legislators find the subject kind of confusing. At the end of a two-hour Senate committee hearing Tuesday on Internet advertising and privacy, Sen. Byron L. Dorgan (D-N.D.
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July 14, 2008 | Peter Whoriskey, The Washington Post
Consumers worry about their Internet privacy. Politicians vow to investigate. And two of the nation's biggest tech companies, Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp., support federal legislation for data collection. So why isn't much happening? One reason is that legislators find the subject kind of confusing. At the end of a two-hour Senate committee hearing Tuesday on Internet advertising and privacy, Sen. Byron L. Dorgan (D-N.D.
BUSINESS
May 10, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The popular online social hangout Facebook Inc. says it is setting up a new system that will allow its 70 million users to take their personal profiles with them as they surf other websites. Users will be able to automatically copy pictures, personal information and other customized applications established on Facebook to other websites without extra effort once the changes that were announced Friday take effect. The privacy settings attached to a person's Facebook profile will remain in effect at external websites.
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