Snippet: LinkedIn Sees Your Calendar ☇

Shared on June 6, 2012

As if the lost passwords, near impossibility to quit, and other annoyances were worth using LinkedIn to find a job, the company’s iOS and Android apps are apparently scraping your calendar. Lovely:

Researchers have discovered that the app scrapes users’ calendar items and sends the data back up to its servers, even when those calendar items were created outside of the LinkedIn app. The scraped data includes participant lists, subjects of entries, times of meetings, and any attached meeting notes (such as dial-in details and passcodes).

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