LinkedIn sued for “hacking” users’ email accounts, then pestering frien

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Thanks;JESSICA GUYNN& LinkedIn September 20, 2013,
11:17 p.m.

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Jeff Weiner, chief executive officer of LinkedIn, speaks at the
TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco on Sept.
9.
SAN FRANCISCO — It’s no secret that
some people really don’t like the aggressive way that LinkedIn
convinces you to turn over your email address book to send those
pesky invitations to friends to sign up for the service. Now four
users are suing the professional networking service over it. In a
lawsuit filed in federal court this week, they allege LinkedIn is
“hacking” into their email accounts without their consent and
harvesting the email addresses of everyone they have ever swapped
messages with. “The hacking of the users’ email accounts and
downloading of all email addresses associated with that user’s
account is done without clearly notifying the user or obtaining his
or her consent,” says the complaint filed in…

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