Looks like my decision to opt out of LinkedIn was well timed. Apparently the work-focused social network collects data from your iPhone’s calendar and transmits it in plain text. Their response has been somewhat casual, I believe.
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I have to admit I was not comfortable passing my enterprise calendar info to Linkedin so that I could have yet another place to show my availability. Not comfortable having a third party app access to this type of info.
Well today we don’t know where the information leaks out and how it leaks out. Well part of new digital-super connected reality 🙁
Om, totally uncalled for. I don’t see a lot of value in their responses either. BTW, just in – LinkedIn hacked, 6.5 million passwords leaked. http://goo.gl/bRdva
The piece that puzzles me is that the NYT article says the data is sent in plain text and their blog post states it is sent over SSL. Which is it?
Ha! I started using mine in 2010 but never even finished the process. Reading this reminded me to close that account.
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