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Microsoft shuts down LinkedIn in China as rules tighten

Microsoft is shutting down its social network, LinkedIn, in China, saying having to comply with the Chinese state has become increasingly challenging. It comes after the career-networking site faced questions for blocking the profiles of some journalists. LinkedIn will launch a jobs-only version of the site, called InJobs, later this year. But this will not […]

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Zoom to pay $85 million for breaching user privacy by sharing data with Facebook, Google and letting hackers disrupt meetings

Zoom video teleconferencing software has agreed to pay $85 million and bolster its security practices to settle a lawsuit claiming it violated users’ privacy rights by sharing personal data with Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and letting hackers disrupt meetings. In a preliminary settlement, subscribers in the proposed class action would be eligible for 15% refunds on […]


LinkedIn Data Breach: 500 million profiles scraped and posted for sale on hacking forum

Some LinkedIn data, including publicly viewable member profile, has been scraped and posted for sale, Microsoft Corp’s professional networking site said based on an investigation. The incident was not a data breach and no private member account data from the platform was included, LinkedIn said, adding that the information on sale is a collection of […]