Suit Claims LinkedIn Hacks Users' Emails For Addresses

Law360, New York (September 19, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT) -- LinkedIn Corp. was hit Tuesday with a proposed class action accusing it of breaking into its users’ third-party email accounts, downloading email addresses and sending out multiple emails ostensibly on behalf of the user advertising LinkedIn to nonmembers.

The plaintiffs, all professionals who use or have used the employment-based social working website, allege that LinkedIn provides no functional way to stop multiple subsequent advertising emails from being sent.

“When users sign up for LinkedIn they are required to provide an external email address as their username...
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