Search Engine Journal: LinkedIn + GitHub Launch 40+ Free Courses

Search Engine Journal: LinkedIn + GitHub Launch 40+ Free Courses. “LinkedIn is teaming up with GitHub to launch over 40 software development courses through LinkedIn Learning, all of which are free until March 2023. The courses combine educational videos from LinkedIn with GitHub Codespaces, and cover today’s most popular programming languages.” The courses are free until the end of February.

CNBC: Sharing your layoff on LinkedIn isn’t an ‘act of shame’ anymore—and it could be a smart career move

CNBC: Sharing your layoff on LinkedIn isn’t an ‘act of shame’ anymore—and it could be a smart career move. “Spend any amount of time on LinkedIn these days and you’ll see workers are increasingly leveraging the platform to announce their layoffs — just as quickly as they’d announce a new job or promotion. The vulnerability is ‘tremendous’ to see, says Albert Ko, the director of sales at AngelList Talent who’s been through five rounds of layoffs in his 15-year career (including two where he lost his job).”

Krebs on Security: Battle with Bots Prompts Mass Purge of Amazon, Apple Employee Accounts on LinkedIn

Krebs on Security: Battle with Bots Prompts Mass Purge of Amazon, Apple Employee Accounts on LinkedIn. “On October 10, 2022, there were 576,562 LinkedIn accounts that listed their current employer as Apple Inc. The next day, half of those profiles no longer existed. A similarly dramatic drop in the number of LinkedIn profiles claiming employment at Amazon comes as LinkedIn is struggling to combat a significant uptick in the creation of fake employee accounts that pair AI-generated profile photos with text lifted from legitimate users.”

Krebs on Security: Glut of Fake LinkedIn Profiles Pits HR Against the Bots

Krebs on Security: Glut of Fake LinkedIn Profiles Pits HR Against the Bots. “A recent proliferation of phony executive profiles on LinkedIn is creating something of an identity crisis for the business networking site, and for companies that rely on it to hire and screen prospective employees. The fabricated LinkedIn identities — which pair AI-generated profile photos with text lifted from legitimate accounts — are creating major headaches for corporate HR departments and for those managing invite-only LinkedIn groups.”

New York Times: How LinkedIn Became a Place to Overshare

New York Times: How LinkedIn Became a Place to Overshare. “Since the start of the pandemic, as office workers missed in-person interactions with colleagues, many people turned to LinkedIn to help make up for what they had lost. They started talking about more than just work. The boundaries between office and home lives became blurrier than ever. As personal circumstances bled into workdays, people felt emboldened to share with their professional peers — and found interested audiences both in and beyond their networks.”