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LinkedIn files lawsuit over data-mining bots

LinkedIn files lawsuit over data-mining bots

LinkedIn has filed a lawsuit in the Northern California federal district court against unspecified individuals over the use of bots to mine data from users' profiles. According to the lawsuit, the bots were used to register "thousands" of LinkedIn accounts for the purpose of mining information from other -- real -- accounts. Such activities were reportedly going on since May of last year in violation of both the website's user agreement and, says the company, applicable computer security laws.

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LinkedIn rolls out redesigned apps touted for the “everyday professional”

LinkedIn rolls out redesigned apps touted for the “everyday professional”

LinkedIn has seen relatively large growth since its launch, and in addition, says that those who use its mobile apps have changed over the last year. Such a change has prompted it to completely redesign its mobile apps, tailoring them for everyday professionals that span a variety of positions. The changes are said to give users easier access to the things they want, including richer content.

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LinkedIn acquires Pulse for $90m stock and cash

LinkedIn acquires Pulse for $90m stock and cash

While normally an acquisition like this would have a title devoid of the "stock and cash" bit, the LinkedIn purchase of Pulse is a bit more unique. Here the $90 million USD has been announced to be about 90% made up of stock options while the other 10% is made of cash. LinkedIn has made it clear in their announcement of this acquisition that they believe LinkedIn can be "the definitive professional publishing platform" and that Pulse is "a perfect compliment to this vision."

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LinkedIn begins rolling out Facebook-like mentions feature

LinkedIn begins rolling out Facebook-like mentions feature

LinkedIn is now rolling out a new feature very similar to a feature already offered by Facebook. When you begin typing out a person's name or a company's name in your status update, a drop-down menu will pop up that will allow you to "mention" the person or company you're discussing. The other party will be notified about your mention in real-time, providing much more engaging conversations.

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Linkedin will be revamping their ‘Jobs’ page

Linkedin will be revamping their ‘Jobs’ page

Linkedin will be revamping its job search engine to help its users find the jobs or careers of their dreams a whole lot easier. Their redesigned job search engine adds a bunch of new features that make it easier to search for the jobs that people both want and qualify for. There will be a whole new look and feel for their job search engine as well as more tools to help you search for the specific jobs that match the qualities you're interested in.


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Twitter cuts ties with LinkedIn after 2-year partnership

Twitter cuts ties with LinkedIn after 2-year partnership

After a lovely hand-holding two years of partnership between the two, LinkedIn and Twitter will no longer be working with one-another. Twitter has cut off tweets on LinedIn this week and LinkedIn will no longer have the option to have Tweets shared directly through their site from a user's control panel. This move is part of a set of actions pushed by Twitter to increase the strictness of their requirements for developers using their API to make their own custom apps.

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LinkedIn gets sued over exposed passwords

LinkedIn gets sued over exposed passwords

I don't think anyone will be surprised that LinkedIn has been sued over the hack that exposed as many as 6 million user passwords to the professional social network. The security breach occurred in early June and LinkedIn is now hit with a class-action suit seeking at least $5 million in restitution for the stolen passwords. The complaint was filed in San Jose and sites a "troubling lack of security measures."

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LinkedIn: New security enhancements in pipeline

LinkedIn: New security enhancements in pipeline

LinkedIn has promised new security features above and beyond a switch to salting users' passwords, as it continues to recover from the hack which saw 6.5m encrypted credentials leak from the site. "We continue to execute on our security roadmap, and we’ll be releasing additional enhancements to better protect our members" the business-centric social network wrote on its official blog, while continuing to insist that there is still no evidence of any member accounts being breached.

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LinkedIn hack update includes “no unauthorized access”

LinkedIn hack update includes “no unauthorized access”

Thursday afternoon this week LinkedIn head Vicente Silveira updated the world on what their findings were regarding the hack attempt on their site earlier in the week. This report included 6.5 million hashed LinkedIn passwords being shared, but not one single account actually being compromised. The hack attempt ended up spilling millions of passwords, but none successfully tied to a user account. Regardless of this, LinkedIn is taking measures to assure that this event is cleaned up after and that the passwords that were revealed are dealt with accordingly.

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