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LinkedIn’s Been Told it Can’t Stop Third Parties Harvesting Public User Data

I make no secret of my disdain for LinkedIn, but now there's one more reason why you might not want to keep your account. Or at least make everything private. A US court just told the Microsoft-owned social network that it can't stop third-parties exploiting its huge trove of data. Read More >>

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LinkedIn Launches a New Mentorship Service in a Desperate Bid to Not be Completely Pointless

For 99% of people, LinkedIn is completely pointless. The professional social network feels like little more than a digital CV and a place to add a bunch of people you don't know - who will in turn endorse you for skills they've never seen you use. Read More >>

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LinkedIn Has Found a New Way to Annoy the Shit Out of You

Not content with constant pestering emails because someone you've never heard of is "waiting for your response" LinkedIn has decided to further plunge its tendrils of hassle into your Windows 10 notifications. The new app for Windows 10 will allow new requests to appear as little popups in the bottom right of your screen, as if they were as important as oxygen itself. Read More >>

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LinkedIn Picks a Losing Fight With Fake News

Propagandists ramming verifiably false information into the eyeballs of credulous internet users—now dubbed “fake news”—is one of the most daunting, complicated issues facing social platforms today. Even the richest, most powerful tech companies with the brightest talent pools have yet to deploy anything resembling a solution. The great equaliser of the internet age is everyone’s ability to broadcast their thoughts, but is it even possible to keep out those who would intentionally mislead? Read More >>

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Super Bowl Spammer Tricks Google’s Top Stories Module

Last night was the Super Bowl, a sporting event enjoyed by many. As Google search traffic goes, it’s also a fucking goldmine—which explains why a LinkedIn blogger wrote over 150 junk articles on how to stream it. Read More >>

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Dating App Bumble Wants to be the Next LinkedIn

When I’m trying to get laid, the last thing on my mind is whether or not I should be looking for another job. But Bumble, the dating app founded by ex-Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe, seeks to address this issue with a new feature that essentially amounts to a gamified version LinkedIn. Read More >>

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Over 100 Million LinkedIn Logins Are Being Sold by Hackers

Now’s a good time to change your LinkedIn password. 117 million logins for the world’s hippest social network are being advertised in shady areas of the internet. Read More >>

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Here’s Our Clearest Look Yet at Google’s Rejected “Moon Shot” Campus

Yesterday we learned that Google’s robot-built glass wonderland had been struck down by in favour of a plan by LinkedIn. Today, Bloomberg paints a picture of the plan that got shirked. Read More >>

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LinkedIn Joins the HoaxBuster Club, Buys Patent for Fact-Checking System

Now that social media sites have your attention, they’d like to have your trust. Today LinkedIn filed a patent for a fact-checking system, in yet another sign that people are simply fed up with the internet’s lies. And social media platforms are trying to do something about it. Read More >>

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What if We Dressed Like Our Social Networks?

We all spend so much damn time looking at them. What if we started... being a bit like them, too? In this photo shoot, Viktorija Pashuta imagined a world where we started dressing like our social networks. The results are... slightly disturbing. Read More >>

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If the Samsung Galaxy S5 Doesn’t Tempt You, Maybe its Included Freebies Will

With the Samsung Galaxy S5 ready to hit stores, Samsung's making one final push to gain your custom. It has just revealed the premium "content gifts" it's offering alongside the handset, and they're not to be sniffed at. Read More >>

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This Browser Extension Lets You See Any LinkedIn User’s Email Address

Looks like someone finally found a use for the LinkedIn profile you've been sitting on for the past five years. Thanks to a new browser extension, you can now reveal the email address of any one of LinkedIn's roughly 260 million users—whether you're connected to them or not. Read More >>

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Your Hacked LinkedIn Password is Now Art

Last year, LinkedIn suffered the embarrassment of having millions of its users' passwords stolen. So someone went and turned it into art. Of course they did. Read More >>

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Google, Microsoft and More Launch Campaign to Reform NSA Spying

Eight of the largest companies in tech have joined forces to battle the NSA's spying, demanding sweeping reforms of the US Government's surveillance policies. Read More >>

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Report: LinkedIn’s New Mobile App Is a Hacker’s Heaven

Intro, LinkedIn's new mobile app, is great for networking, but as it turns out, it's even better for hacking. According to security experts, the app is incredibly insecure. Read More >>