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LinkedIn data leak

New LinkedIn data leak exposed details of more than 90% of users

June 29th, 2021

For all of the jokes that the internet makes at the expense of LinkedIn, it’s still one of the best ways to quickly and easily share your resume with employers and connect with people across your industry. Of course, there are other reasons that LinkedIn actually deserves our ire, such as leaking personal information. Unfortunately, …

LinkedIn update

LinkedIn just added Facebook-style reactions

April 11th, 2019

Just because Facebook is mired in a teeming mess of scandal right now doesn’t mean its competitors are completely ignoring the way the largest social network in the world operates — or that they’re immune from the temptation to copy some of its core features. Case in point, LinkedIn just announced what amounts to its …

LinkedIn Hacker

Russian hacker pleads not guilty to hacking LinkedIn and Dropbox

April 2nd, 2018

A Russian hacker who was extradited from the Czech Republic on Friday pleaded not guilty to charges he hacked three US technology companies, including a data breach that may have affected more than 100 million LinkedIn users. 30-year-old Yevgeniy Nikulin fought his extradition following his arrest in Prague two years ago but ultimately lost. Both …

LinkedIn Russia Blocked

Russia has now officially blocked LinkedIn

November 17th, 2016

As Microsoft works toward completing its $26 billion acquisition of popular business networking site LinkedIn, it looks like the company will inherit something of a problem overseas in the tumultuous Russian region. After recently threatening to block LinkedIn inside its country unless some major changes were made to the way LinkedIn stores personal data belonging to …

LinkedIn Open Candidates

LinkedIn will help you find a new job without alerting your current boss

October 6th, 2016

LinkedIn has traditionally been 95% spam emails, 2% endorsements for witty banter, and 3% useful networking. But those numbers might have just been skewed to 90/2/8 with the addition of a new Open Candidates feature, which helps you secretly look for a new job. The feature lets you privately indicate to recruiters that you’re looking …

Microsoft LinkedIn Acquisition

This is why Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

June 13th, 2016

You know all that annoying spam you get in your inbox about people you don’t really know moving to new positions at companies you’ve never heard of? Well, those emails come from Microsoft now. The company announced on Monday morning that it is acquiring LinkedIn for a whopping $26.2 billion, or $196 per share. That’s a …

LinkedIn Hacked 2016

Change your LinkedIn password right now

May 20th, 2016

Remember when LinkedIn was hacked a few years ago and the company confirmed that login credentials and other data belonging to 6.5 million accounts were stolen? Well, it turns out that figure might have been a little low. OK it was very, very low — it looks like hackers managed to steal data from not …

Google Facebook LinkedIn Tax Dodging

Meet the man who advises Google, Facebook and LinkedIn on tax dodging

October 29th, 2013

If there’s one thing that Silicon Valley executives love more than having fancy product launch parties it’s avoiding taxes by funneling profits through Ireland. Bloomberg has written a profile of the person behind the tech industry’s tax magic, a man by the name of Feargal O’Rourke who heads up the tax division at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Ireland. In …