When Billy Hawkes was appointed as Ireland's data protection commissioner in 2005, Gmail was still in beta; Facebook was only open to a handful of colleges; and Steve Jobs was secretly designing a mobile phone.
The world’s biggest Web companies are lining up at the courtroom of a California federal judge whose rulings could further inflame the widening debate over online privacy and how the Internet giants use personal data.
LinkedIn Corp., the largest networking website for professionals, is likely to file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering as early as today, a person familiar with the situation said.
LinkedIn Corp., operator of the largest networking site for professionals, became inaccessible in China after a user posted comments that Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution should spread to the Asian country.
LinkedIn Corp. will start to disclose new details about its mobile and non-U.S. businesses as soon as next week after the Securities and Exchange Commission told the professional network the information was “material” to investors.
Citigroup Inc. failed yesterday to win a judge’s approval to pay $75 million to settle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over claims the bank misled investors by understating subprime-related holdings.
Stanford University, the third- richest U.S. college, plans to name Ken Frier chief investment officer, filling a position that’s been open more than two years, according to two people with knowledge of the hire.
Passwords like those stolen from LinkedIn Corp., owner of the world’s biggest professional- networking website, may not lead to many accounts being breached because criminals selling the access codes reap as little as $1.