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LinkedIn Spam Lawsuit Can Continue 50

Charliemopps (1157495) writes "A lawsuit filed in September 2013 in the Northern District of California alleged that LinkedIn misled its users about the number of times it would attempt to invite their contacts using their name. LinkedIn tried to get the suit dismissed but Thursday Judge Lucy Koh ruled the suit can continue."
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LinkedIn Spam Lawsuit Can Continue

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  • by sponse ( 1468283 ) on Saturday June 14, 2014 @01:02PM (#47236889)
    ...once they build a community.
    They "offer" you to be in contact with all e-mail address book every time you login.
    They also send you mails that looks as if contact of your contacts was trying to reach you.
    This is bad behavior.
    I hope they get into troubles.
  • by istartedi ( 132515 ) on Saturday June 14, 2014 @01:20PM (#47236981) Journal

    I've been ignoring them for years. I've always suspected that when a co-worker who I haven't corresponded with in years (and wasn't really buddy-buddy, juet a co-worker) tried to get back in touch with me, they wouldn't do so by recommending me for a particular skill. I mean... really? "Hey, I was wondering what he was up to the last few years, so I decided to recommend him for one of the skills he has listed on his profile". Who thinks like that?

  • by Stan92057 ( 737634 ) on Saturday June 14, 2014 @02:02PM (#47237133)
    PCworld doesn't honor my unsubscribes as well, E-harmony is a mega spammer, Wellsfargo doesn't Honor my unsubscribes. I have tried numerous times to use the unsubscribe links, taken screen shots of the successful unsubscribes. What do I do now? reporting to spamcop is useless Oh and Comcast spectator refuses to honor my unsubscribes too. All proven with screen shots Any advice??
  • Re:That's nothing. (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Anna Merikin ( 529843 ) on Saturday June 14, 2014 @02:29PM (#47237213) Journal

    Yeah, me, too. I found one "offer" from linkdin that looked like it was sent by a guy whose craigslist ad for a cheap Mercedes I had responded to; I sent him a flame email calling him out for it.

    Now, I look like the a**hole....

    Thanks, linkdin. NOT.

  • by Charliemopps ( 1157495 ) on Saturday June 14, 2014 @04:46PM (#47237787)

    LinkedIn has been my nemesis for years. 80% of my companies spam came form them and reeked havoc on the systems I maintain. I tried blocking their standard email addresses and then found that they were rotating email accounts to get around that very thing. They were acting just like any other spam troll I've dealt with. Finally I just blocked their entire domain. You can't even go to their site from inside our building anymore. Fuck em.

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