Below is the first part of an article by Marcos Colon from scmagazine.com. It reads…
LinkedIn has asked a California federal judge to toss out a class-action suit that claims the social networking company hacks into users’ accounts for promotional use.
The argument, which was filed Friday in a federal court in San Jose, Calif., asserts that the suit is “meritless” because members consent to the site’s terms, which allow LinkedIn to send invitations to their contacts. It believes users consented to having their email accounts accessed.
Additionally, the company states that the four plaintiffs, each LinkedIn members, should have known what they were signing up for since any “reasonably prudent Internet user” would have realized the permissions they were granting to the company after going through the various permission screens for the “Add Connections” feature.
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