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Last month we reported a LinkedIn scraping that exposed the data of 700 million users – some 92% of all those on the service. The data included location, phone numbers, and inferred salaries.

The man behind it has now been identified, and says that he did it “for fun” – though he is also selling the data …

Background

Data scraping is a controversial topic. At its simplest, it means writing a piece of software to visit a webpage, read the data displayed, and then add it to a database.

 

Källa: Man behind LinkedIn scraping said he grabbed 700M profiles ’for fun’

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