Glassdoor is in the news. The site where people can post anonymous reviews of their employers lost its fight to stop a subpoena that would require it to reveal to the government certain reviewers' contact information.

The company had argued that compliance would violate privacy and anonymous speech rights, but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit shot that down.

Depending on how you look at it, Glassdoor is a safety valve for disgruntled current employees and ex-employees to honestly vent their anger, or it's a way for people to smear companies without fear of repercussions. 

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