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Are Linkedin still working out of Mom's garage? Do they not have a single person on staff capable of looking at the current environment regarding internet privacy and say, "Uh, guys...maybe put this one on ice for a year..?"



Remember, LinkedIn has grown so much in part because so many people are willing to hand over their email passwords so LinkedIn can take a look at their contacts.

LinkedIn knows exactly how many people will hand over full control of their email if it means that they have a better chance of finding a better job.

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Think I have to agree with you on that. Despite all the umbrage from HN, etc crowd, they prolly know it isn't really hurting them & the financial rewards are great.

Just doesn't seem like the greatest marketing strategy at the moment :-)

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Yeah one would hope these guys had some kind of ethical compass but history of Big Data (Google, FB, ad networks and their ilk) shows otherwise. Everyone in "social" just wants their Fuck You Money and "fuck users" because they're the product. Apathy and subversion of the web from the big players or anyone with a Facebook Jr biz is why the surveillance state exists.

"Silicon" Valley is working on spy tools and innovative ways to get more people to click ads.

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> Do they not have a single person on staff capable of looking at the current environment regarding internet privacy and say, "Uh, guys...maybe put this one on ice for a year..?"

They probably do. And that guy probably got overruled by another guy who said, "Forget that naysayer and instead think about how much more aggressively we can market ourselves and how much more money we can make..."

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