LinkedIn, founded by former PayPal employees in 2002, is used mainly for professional networking, and reported more than 200 million registered users in more than 200 countries and territories as of January 2013. It is one of the most profitable companies in the Internet sector, with gross margins of roughly 90 per cent.

  • The breach ‘will unfortunately lead to a lot of hacking, targeted phishing and doxxing,’ said Alon Gal of Israeli cybersecurity-monitoring firm Hudson Rock
  • Twitter has not commented on the report, which Gal described as ‘one of the most significant leaks I’ve seen’

More than 40 local start-ups have joined the programme, including AI-powered marine trash-collecting robot maker Clearbot and algorithmic trading marketplace AlgoBot.

Yahoo Mail told mainland Chinese users over the weekend that they could no longer send or receive email after February 28, marking the US company’s final retreat from China amid tightened data regulations.


Eric Sim tells Kate Whitehead about his journey from socially awkward nerd in Singapore to banker, academic and founder of the Institute of Life, where he teaches others how to take advantage of their weaknesses.

They met at Burning Man and reportedly married a year later in a secret wedding – since then he’s been seen supporting his wife throughout her fall from grace, so, what do we know about the controversial couple?

Chinese users express mixed feelings towards LinkedIn’s new app, tailored for China’s strict censorship and data protection requirements.

Russia’s internet regulator said foreign tech firms could face amends of 5 to 20 per cent for failing to take down information judged to be illegal.


Facebook said it had taken down about 200 accounts run by a group of hackers in Iran as part of a cyber-spying operation that targeted mostly US military personnel.


Shares of the cloud-computing company surged as high as US$319 in New York trading before dropping back to close at US$253.93. That made it worth US$70 billion, about as much as Goldman Sachs and almost six times the US$12.4 billion it was valued at in a February fundraising round.

Developers and testers of Apple’s most recent mobile operating system found LinkedIn’s application was secretly reading users’ data ‘a lot’, according to the lawsuit.

Worst-case scenarios could see sites like Google or Facebook blocked in Hong Kong, while the city’s politicised status could see them pressured from two sides.


If you’ve had enough of the way Facebook handles hate speech, alternative social media platforms to consider include MeWe – the ‘anti-Facebook’ – Cake, and LinkedIn.

As US firms grapple with addressing racism and inequality, workers at home during Covid-19 look to LinkedIn as the next battleground for frank discussion in the virtual office

Hackers posed as recruiters working for US defence giants on LinkedIn to break into the networks of military contractors in Europe, cybersecurity researchers say.

The tech giants and social networks say they are teaming up to jointly combat fraud and misinformation about the virus outbreak and coordinate with government health care agencies to share critical updates.

Social media companies are examining ways to manage our digital legacies without hurting your surviving loved ones. Facebook and Google allow users to assign digital caretakers for their accounts.

Zhou, a student leader during the Tiananmen Square crackdown, says he thinks media attention led to the change by LinkedIn, which agreed to abide by Beijing’s requirements on expression.

The professional network’s new feature, Open Candidates, allows users to let recruiters know they’re open to opportunities while keeping their current employer in the dark

Shares in LinkedIn dived as talk spread of plans by Facebook to step into its turf with a version of the leading social network tailored for the business world.

LinkedIn agreed to pay about US$6 million in back overtime and damages to 359 current and former employees after a US Department of Labour investigation found the company violated the country's wage law.

Twitter reported its slowest pace of user growth in recent history, dimming hopes the social media phenomenon can sustain its torrid pace of expansion and wiping out nearly a fifth of the company's value in after-hours trading.

LinkedIn Corp, owner of the world's most popular professional-networking website, has been sued by customers who claim the company appropriated their identities for marketing purposes by hacking into their external e-mail accounts and downloading contacts' addresses.