Wendy Davis reports:
Social-networking site LinkedIn has been sued for violating users’ privacy by allegedly leaking information about them to advertisers. In a complaint filed Friday with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco resident Kevin Low alleges that LinkedIn enabled ad networks and other third parties to discover his name and connect it to tracking cookies.
“Had he been given the choice, Mr. Low would not have disclosed his personally identifiable browsing history to third parties,” he alleges. “Mr. Low was embarrassed and humiliated by the disclosure of his personally identifiable browsing history.”
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