New York Times: U.S. Judge Says LinkedIn Cannot Block Startup From Public Profile Data

New York Times: U.S. Judge Says LinkedIn Cannot Block Startup From Public Profile Data . “A U.S. federal judge on Monday ruled that Microsoft Corp’s LinkedIn unit cannot prevent a startup from accessing public profile data, in a test of how much control a social media site can wield over information its users have deemed to be public. U.S. District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco granted a preliminary injunction request brought by hiQ Labs, and ordered LinkedIn to remove within 24 hours any technology preventing hiQ from accessing public profiles.”