Customers sue LinkedIn over improper use of email addresses

Some LinkedIn users say the company wrongfully used their information for marketing purposes

Several LinkedIn customers are none to happy with the world’s largest professional social network.

In a recent complaint filed against LinkedIn, a group of the social media site’s users are claiming the company hacked into their user accounts, collected their contact’s email addresses, then used those email addresses for marketing purposes. The suit asks a California judge to ban LinkedIn from continuing to engage in this activity and to force it to return any revenue it brought in as a result of this practice.


Cathleen Flahardy

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