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SellHack browser plugin ceases squeezing LinkedIn for hidden email addresses

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The free extension promised to "hack" LinkedIn profiles to get at what should be users' tucked-away, private email addresses. Much to LinkedIn's chagrin, it was doing just that (albeit spottily) until it got LinkedIn's cease and desist order, took the plugin offline and pledged to shape it into something that passes terms of service muster.

Stalking victim's petition to LinkedIn for blocking feature is finally heard

Stalking victim's petition to LinkedIn for blocking feature is finally heard

After being stalked by a former colleague via the career-oriented social network, a young woman started an online petition to get LinkedIn's attention, who have finally responded with a new blocking feature. But is it enough?

LinkedIn's iPhone 'Intro' tool goes outro

LinkedIn's iPhone 'Intro' tool goes outro. Image Twin Design / Shutterstock

LinkedIn's email plug-in for Apple iOS, designed to suction LinkedIn profile information and insert it into emails received on phones, was destined for a short life and a load of criticism.

Top tech coalition demands limits on government surveillance

Top tech coalition demands limits on government surveillance

A coalition of the world's leading technology companies - AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo - is asking the world's governments to reassess intelligence gathering practices.

LinkedIn denies hacking into users' email

LinkedIn denies charges that it hacks users' email

No, LinkedIn most certainly does not sink its marketing fangs into users' private email accounts and suck out their contact lists - well, at least, not without users' permission - the company said over the weekend in response to a class action lawsuit filed last week.

LinkedIn users sue over service's "hacking" of contacts and spammy ways

Four users have filed a class action lawsuit over the way LinkedIn harvests email addresses without permission and then sends them marketing blurb.

Monday review - the hot 21 stories of the week

Did you miss anything in the past week?

Here's a recap of the hot 21 stories of the past seven days, so you can catch up quickly!

XKeyScore surveillance, Bradley Manning verdict, LinkedIn hole - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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What's XKeyScore all about? How did Bradley Manning fare? What about the authentication hole in LinkedIn?

Watch this week's 60 Second Security video and find out more!

LinkedIn closes OAuth hole that could have let people tinker with your CV

LinkedIn closes OAuth hole that could have let people tinker with your CV

Heaven forbid a malware author erases your years of slaving as a sysadmin.

Can Facebook updates predict suicide?

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Researchers have developed a new study that will analyze volunteers' social media profiles, mobile phone content, and risk factors in an attempt to determine if text mining can help to flag self-harm.

Monday review - the hot 20 stories of the week

Monday review

Missed anything last week? Don't worry, here's a little roundup of everything we wrote.

LinkedIn unhacked, Microsoft bounties, Java in your browser - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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It's that time again - time for this week's 60 Second Security, our fun-but serious "security news with a conscience" video series.

Give it a spin...it'll only take a minute.

The LinkedIn hack that wasn't

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Bryan Berg, the co-founder of microblogging site App.net, pronounced earlier today that LinkedIn had been hacked.

That turned out to be not quite correct, as Paul Ducklin explains.

Monday review - the hot 18 stories of the week

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Missed any stories in the past seven days?

Here's our weekly roundup, just in case...

Botnet smackdown, Oracle on Java, Passwords you can eat - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Here's our latest 60 Second Security video.

From botnet takedowns to authentication tokens you swallow...here's the latest security news in a easily digestible format!

LinkedIn flips the two-factor authentication switch

LinkedIn flips the two-factor authentication switch

Just in time for the one-year anniversary of getting its socks knocked off in an attack that saw 6.5 million passwords swiped. Thanks: that's a good anniversary gift, LinkedIn.

$5 million class action lawsuit over LinkedIn data breach dismissed

LinkedIn let off the hook in $5M class action lawsuit over data breach

No real damage was done, a judge ruled, and besides, paying for premium membership isn't a guarantee that you'll get premium security.

Ouch! So much for promises made in privacy policies.

Spy agency employees caught oversharing on LinkedIn and Facebook

Spy agency employees caught oversharing on LinkedIn and Facebook

The Belgian press is up in arms after members of the country's state security agency were found promoting themselves and their professional affiliation on social networks. Turns out: it's not that unusual.

LinkedIn spam drives traffic to Toronto Drug Store

LinkedIn spam drives traffic to Toronto Drug Store

That email you just received from LinkedIn might be promoting a Thanksgiving sale of Viagra instead..

Warning: Here are three emails you don't want to see in your inbox

Warning: Here are three emails you don't want to see in your inbox

Spammers are disguising their emails to pretend to come from YouTube, Google and LinkedIn.