LinkedIn Now Has an AI to Help With Your Interview Game

As a record number of Americans grapple with unemployment in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, LinkedIn’s rolled out some AI-powered tools to help job seekers prepare for the nightmare fuel that is the interviewing process. Read More >>

Spotify’s Weird LinkedIn Playlists Sound Like a Cash Register

Like the brief romance between Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson, the new Linkedin-owned Spotify playlists are confusing at best. That seemed to be the consensus across the web after the job-hunter’s platform of choice announced these bops in a tweet earlier this week, promising to keep listeners company during “every moment of your career journey.” There’s the “New Job, Fresh Start” playlist for when you start a new job, there’s “Never Give Up” for when you’re unceremoniously laid off from that new job, and when you’re inevitably back to hunting for another new job, the “Interview Time” playlist has you covered. Read More >>

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Spy Used AI to Create Fake LinkedIn Photo to Fool Targets, Report Finds

LinkedIn might be where you go to find jobs, but it’s also apparently where spies lurk. Experts are now saying they’ve found an instance where a spy used an AI-generated face to connect with targets, according to a report from the Associated Press. Read More >>

LinkedIn is Pivoting Harder into Video

If you’re like me, you think of LinkedIn as the last place you want to spend time online. It’s chock full of spam, vaguely business-themed blog posts that range from the utterly interminable and insights no one asked for to bizarre rants, and UI decisions that seem designed to conjure up the feeling of a basement cubicle. That’s not even counting the controversy over some of its uses of user data. At best it’s the Dilbert of social media, and at worst it’s the... Scott Adams of social media. Read More >>

Russian Accused of Hacking LinkedIn Extradited to US After 15-Month Detention in Prague

A Russian national accused of hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring, and possibly compromising the personal information of more than 100 million users, has been extradited to the United States, The New York Times reported on Friday. Read More >>

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How to Find a Job Using Social Media

Your social networks aren’t just there for arguing politics with your uncle or looking at your neighbour's lunch—they’re also good for the serious business of finding your next place of employment. Here’s how to perfect your searching on each of the major networks to maximise your chances of landing your dream job, or something close to it. Read More >>

LinkedIn Restricts Job-Posting Features in China After Pressure From Authorities

LinkedIn, one of the few Western internet companies with a large footprint in China, saw a major setback there this week when it removed its individual job-posting function under pressure from authorities, the New York Times reported. Read More >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>