LinkedIn Rebuts Claim It Plundered App Users' Contacts

Law360, New York (March 19, 2012, 9:55 PM EDT) -- LinkedIn Corp. fought back Monday against a proposed class action filed last week in Texas claiming the company — along with Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and over a dozen others — illegally accessed mobile app users' contact books, calling the allegations "baffling."

The suit, filed on March 12 in federal court, follows a firestorm over app privacy policies that started in February, when a blogger discovered that an iPhone app for the social network Path Inc. — another defendant in the suit — had uploaded his...
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