/// LinkedIn Calls Email Hacking Charges False

September 21, 2013  |  All Things Digital

Professional networking site LinkedIn has just officially denied charges that it hacks the email accounts of its users as way to expand its network. In a corporate blog post published earlier today, Blake Lawit, an internal company lawyer whose title is Senior Director for Litigation says that accusations made in a lawsuit filed Friday that it hijacks the email accounts of its users without their consent are not true. “We do not access your email account without your permission. Claims that we hack or break into members’ accounts are false,” Lawit wrote. The lawsuit, brought by a handful of LinkedIn users who are seeking class action status, have accused the company of essentially impersonating its users for the purpose of obtaining access to their email contacts, and then pushing endorsement emails to those contacts. The lawsuit was filed Friday in the US District Court for Northern California. If you’re just getting up to speed on this lawsuit, you may want to read my earlier post in it , which includes the full 46-page legal complaint. Here’s the text of Lawit’s statement in full: Setting the Record Straight on False Accusations As you may have read recently, a class action lawsuit was filed against LinkedIn last week. The lawsuit alleges that we “break into” the email accounts of our members who choose to upload their email address books to LinkedIn. Quite simply, this is not true, and with so much misinformation out there, we wanted to clear up a few things for our members.

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