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posted by NCommander on Thursday April 03 2014, @12:32AM   Printer-friendly
from the how-is-this-possible? dept.

The BBC is reporting that the email addresses of LinkedIn users can be exposed via a web browser add on. A LinkedIn spokesman told the BBC "We are doing everything we can to shut Sell Hack down. On 31 March LinkedIn's legal team delivered Sell Hack a cease-and-desist letter as a result of several violations"

NCommander adds: Sell Hack is a plugin for Chrome that allows you to retrieve emails from LinkedIn itself. The article goes on to say that Sell Hack is complying with the cease and desist, but actual details remain somewhat light. If anyone is familiar with the inner works of this plugin, I'll amend this article to include the details.

This isn't LinkedIn's first battle with third party services

 
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  • (Score: 4, Funny) by linsane on Thursday April 03 2014, @06:41AM

    by linsane (633) on Thursday April 03 2014, @06:41AM (#25356)

    So it does a formatting lookup based on other examples from the company the person is at? Doesn't sound like it is abusing an api to me, I do that regularly when stalking people...

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 04 2014, @08:05AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 04 2014, @08:05AM (#26090)

    ..strictly for the lulz, ofc.