CNN: 500 million LinkedIn users’ data is for sale on a hacker site

CNN: 500 million LinkedIn users’ data is for sale on a hacker site. “Information scraped from around 500 million LinkedIn user profiles is part of a database posted for sale on a website popular with hackers, the company confirmed Thursday. The sale of the data was first reported on Tuesday by cybersecurity news and research site CyberNews, which said that an archive including user IDs, names, email addresses, phone numbers, genders, professional titles and links to other social media profiles was being auctioned off on the forum for a four-figure sum.”

CNET: LinkedIn is ‘doing early tests’ to build a Clubhouse rival

CNET: LinkedIn is ‘doing early tests’ to build a Clubhouse rival. “LinkedIn is throwing its hat into the live audio ring. The professional networking platform is conducting ‘early tests’ to create an audio experience that’s connected to your professional identity, the company said Tuesday, in a bid to stake out a place in the fast-growing social audio category made popular by Clubhouse.”

Search Engine Journal: How to Create an Active LinkedIn Group

Search Engine Journal: How to Create an Active LinkedIn Group. “No, it doesn’t have as many users as Facebook and Instagram. But what makes it special is that it’s a unique platform specifically designed for businesses and professionals. So, while you post your vacation photos and cute cat videos on Instagram, you go to LinkedIn to build your business network, increase your industry knowledge, and connect with potential clients.”

USA Today: LinkedIn’s new tool helps users make a career change through overlapping skills

USA Today: LinkedIn’s new tool helps users make a career change through overlapping skills. “LinkedIn launched a new tool aimed towards helping recently unemployed Americans make a career change. The business social network unveiled the Career Explorer feature, which displays careers job seekers can transition into by finding skills that overlap with their previous jobs. The tool ranks the skills in order of importance depending on the job position.”

LinkedIn: A New Look and Feel for LinkedIn

LinkedIn: A New Look and Feel for LinkedIn. “This new LinkedIn experience is warmer and embodies our diverse, inclusive and trusted community. It is also simpler, more modern, and more intuitive, allowing for easier navigation and discovery. A new, streamlined search experience will make it much easier to surface the people, events, groups and content you want, while helping you reach beyond your immediate network — when there is value in doing so. And we continue to prioritize inclusion and accessibility as core design principles, including a dark mode coming soon.”

Sincerely, Ally: LinkedIn promotes a competitive, sometimes negative online culture (Daily Free Press)

The Daily Free Press: Sincerely, Ally: LinkedIn promotes a competitive, sometimes negative online culture. “For those of you unfamiliar with the website, LinkedIn launched in 2003 as an online database for job-seekers looking to discover employment opportunities and network with industry professionals. In 2016, Microsoft bought it for $26.2 billion, and there are tens of millions of recent graduates and students registered on the site. LinkedIn shares the same features of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter — timelines, chat boxes and status updates. Yet despite its large number of users, LinkedIn has somehow avoided controversy regarding the toxic online culture it perpetuates.”

Engadget: Reddit and LinkedIn will fix clipboard snooping in their iOS apps

Engadget: Reddit and LinkedIn will fix clipboard snooping in their iOS apps. “The clipboard privacy feature in iOS 14 is prompting more major developers to tone down their apps’ nosy behavior. To start, Reddit told The Verge in a statement that it would fix code in its iOS app that copies clipboard data with virtually every keystroke, as Urspace.io co-founder Don Morton discovered.”

Search Engine Journal: How to Completely Set up & Optimize Your LinkedIn Company Page

Search Engine Journal: How to Completely Set up & Optimize Your LinkedIn Company Page. “The employment-oriented platform provides a professional atmosphere for many business operations including hiring, internal communication, and industry-related groups for information, events, and more. However, all of these perks mean nothing if customers can’t find the business in the first place. Or, if there isn’t enough information on the profile and a user loses interest – or the ability to learn what it needs about the company, the messaging really could be all for naught.”