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A data-crunching startup called hiQ relies entirely on the public profiles of LinkedIn users. HiQ sells “people analytics” to companies including eBay, Capital One and GoDaddy, scrutinizing employees’ LinkedIn profiles to advise clients on managing their workforces. HiQ employs 24 people and has raised $14.5 million in venture capital on the premise of access to information that LinkedIn users have agreed to allow the world to see.

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