LinkedIn Says Email Hacking Class Has It All Wrong

Law360, New York (September 24, 2013, 1:29 PM EDT) -- LinkedIn Corp.’s litigation director on Saturday denied that the website invades its users’ personal email accounts to extract third-party addresses it then bombards with advertising that exploits user likenesses, panning a recent California class action as “misinformation.”

Four users of the employment-focused social networking site last week leveled allegations that, after voluntarily opening up their email accounts' address book to the site, LinkedIn hacked the accounts to extract addresses of anyone who has corresponded with the user.

LinkedIn then sends out multiple emails ostensibly on behalf...
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