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LinkedIn: Allegations By Users of Hacking E-mail Accounts

LinkedIn: Allegations By Users of Hacking E-mail Accounts - The Beacon

09-2013

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By: Tom

LinkedIn: Allegations By Users of Hacking E-mail Accounts

Your Better Business Bureau has learned of allegations of hacking are being made by some of their users of the professional social media service.  Users claim that their e-mail accounts have been hacked by LinkedIn for the purpose of marketing by contacting people from the Linkedin accounts.

Suit was filed requesting that victims be paid the revenue that LinkedIn would have realized from such activities.  The suit further seeks to have Linkedin cease the alleged practice. 

LinkedIn has denied these allegations and claim that they do not gain access to users’ e-mail contacts without authorization.

For more information regarding this story, visit http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/09/23/do-you-have-a-linkedin-account-there-are-some-serious-privacy-accusations/, and for more information you can trust regarding privacy and protecting your personal information, visit evansville.bbb.org.

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Tom

Tom is Vice President for the Tri-State Better Business Bureau. In addition to answering the needs of our accredited businesses, Tom can be seen on WEVV providing tips for businesses and consumers. He also works closely with other local media outlets to keep our community informed of marketplace issues affecting our area.