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Aug 12, 2011

Sorry too hard a word for LinkedIn over privacy faux pas

Supposedly-professional social network LinkedIn has responded to criticism over its privacy faux pas with a blog post. The word "sorry" is nowhere to be seen, and neither is any evidence of real change.

Stilgherrian — Technology writer and broadcaster

Stilgherrian

Technology writer and broadcaster

Supposedly-professional social network LinkedIn has responded to criticism over its privacy faux pas with a blog post. The word “sorry” is nowhere to be seen, and neither is any evidence of real change.

LinkedIn users became aware this week that the company had opted them in to its “social advertising” program, whereby their names and photos could be used in advertising if they’d followed a company, “liked” something or taken unspecified “other actions”.

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  1. ggm

    They shouldn’t have done it, and it typifies the cliff edge of monetization that they very probably KNEW IT and did it anyway.

    But, the other observation is that it was ALL OVER the social media channels, and I cut mine within 5min of getting a notification from somebody about it.

    Doubtless thats how you learned about it too..

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