“LinkedIn files lawsuit against Singapore-based business intelligence firm alleging unauthorized scraping”
The company that’s being sued, Mantheos, only displayed a contact email address on its corporate homepage at the time and date this post was made. LinkedIn would have a valid complaint this time if members’ data was accessed fraudulently. Needless to add, LinkedIn lost its appeal in the hiQ data scraping lawsuit. Likewise, the so-called “professional networking and career development” site has an embarrassing number of fake profile accounts that are not linked to Mantheos.
This may also interest you: “LinkedIn Statistics You Need to Know” One statistic cites that “more than 77% of LinkedIn users are from outside the US.” Wow, that’s a big percentage. I wonder how big of a challenge it might be for the “American business and employment-oriented online service provider” (LinkedIn) to nullify all the fake accounts from overseas.
It should be noted that there are no African American (black males) among LinkedIn’s senior leadership team.
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