LinkedIn To Stop Calendar Data Collection
ONLINE PRIVACYJune 8, 2012
CNET News reports that LinkedIn will stop collecting certain users' calendar entry data. After reports emerged about security researchers' findings that LinkedIn's mobile app transmitted iPhone and iPad calendar details to the company's servers, a company spokesperson said the company "use(s) information from the meeting data to match LinkedIn profile information about who you're meeting with so you have more information about that person." The company has since announced that it will discontinue this practice, the report states.