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ACHTUNG! You Can Now Be Sued For Data Scraping!

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  1. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Senior Member

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    they won't be the last ones to do this... so beware!

    LinkedIn Sues 100 Individuals For Scraping User Data From the Site

    Professional social network LinkedIn is suing 100 anonymous individuals for data scraping. It is hoped that a court order will be able to reveal the identities of those responsible for using bots to harvest user data from the site.

    The Microsoft-owned service takes pride in the relationship it has with its users and the security it offers their data. Its lawsuit seeks to use the data scrapers' IP addresses and then discover their true identity in order to take action against them.

    once again kiddies, use a vpn when online

    LinkedIn says that a botnet has been used to gain access to user data which is then passed on to third parties. The site has a number of measures in place to prevent this type of data harvesting, but it seems that scrapers have found a way to circumvent these security restrictions.

    A series of automated tools — FUSE, Quicksand, Sentinel, and Org Block — are used to monitor suspicious activity and to block data scraping.

    https://yro.slashdot.org/story/16/0...ividuals-for-scraping-user-data-from-the-site
     
  2. Zekie

    Zekie Regular Member

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    Back in the day I did a podcast for the founder, he never paid me for my work. I recorded and edited an interview that he did on an Atlanta radio station, scrape more peeps! With a VPN :)

    Now that Microsoft owns it you can stick it to Bill Gates :)

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  3. jimbobo2779

    jimbobo2779 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I'm not sure your story would be much defence in court lol.
     
  4. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    Wouldn't just using public wifi be enough instead of a vpn?
     
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