From my perspective, you fooled me into using my professional network to advertise your service. You sent an email which purported to be me, put words in my mouth, and made me look like an ass to my colleagues.
I had to go look in my LinkedIn inbox and send out apology emails to everyone you messaged on my behalf.
> (in white writing) on black backgroud)
In tiny text. That I didn't notice until it was too late.
> and let you see the message
I didn't see the message beforehand. It isn't visible by default. I didn't realize what you were really going to do until I Googled for "FounderDating spam", which turned up the above article. That article, by the way, was submitted by one of the people you spammed, and who I wrote an email to to apologize.
> it's also completely opt-in - no tricks where you can't find the "x".
It's actually opt-out, not opt-in. And by opt-out, I presume that means I should've marked all of your default selections as not "entrepreneurial".
> not send or choose who they send a message to
It's not clear from the UI that picking a person sends a message to them.
> There is nothing sneaky about it.
In my opinion, it's downright deceptive.
> there isn't much we can do about that.
You could try not abusing my trust.