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Court rules startup may collect data from LinkedIn profiles

Technology
A federal appeals court has affirmed the right of a startup company to collect information from people's public profiles on networking service LinkedIn. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco upheld a previous ruling Monday siding with hiQ Labs, a San Francisco company that analyzes workforce data scraped from profiles. LinkedIn invoked a federal anti-hacking law in telling hiQ to stop. It also installed technical blocks to prevent hiQ from accessing otherwise publicly available information on LinkedIn users. A 2017 ruling ordered LinkedIn to stop blocking the startup. LinkedIn appealed. LinkedIn, which is owned by Microsoft Corp., said it is disappointed in the decision and evaluating options for an appeal. HiQ did not immediately respond for a message for comme...
RBI bars Equitas from opening new branches

RBI bars Equitas from opening new branches

Finance
MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has taken action against Equitas Small Finance Bank (ESFB) for failing to meet the deadline for getting its shares listed. The central bank has barred the lender from opening any new branches and has also frozen the salary of the CEO. Equitas Bank received the final licence from the RBI in July 2016. One of the pre-conditions was that the bank would get itself listed within three years. "Listing of SFBs within three years of reaching net worth of Rs 500 crore is mandatory as outlined in the guidelines and as communicated at the time of in-principle approval," the RBI said in a letter to the bank's MD & CEO. The central bank also warned that it may impose further restrictions if the bank fails to make satisfactory progress towards listing its shar...
Pornhub owners ‘profit from revenge porn’

Pornhub owners ‘profit from revenge porn’

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your device The owners of porn streaming site Pornhub are profiting from "revenge porn" and failing to remove videos once reported, BBC News has been told.One woman, "Sophie", said she felt "violated" after a video featuring her was viewed hundreds of thousands of times when it was uploaded online.Campaign group #NotYourPorn said such content allowed Pornhub owners MindGeek to make greater advertising revenues.Pornhub said it "strongly condemns" revenge porn.It added it had "the most progressive anti-revenge-porn policy in the industry".It said it could not find "any record of any email" from Sophie asking for the videos featuring her to be taken down, but was now in touch with her and "looking forward to solvi...