LinkedIn dismisses claims that it hacked users’ email accounts

LinkedIn is coming out strong against accusations that its been hacking users’ email accounts to send promotional spam. “We do not access your email account without your permission,” Blake Lawit, senior director of litigation at LinkedIn writes in a new blog post. “Claims that we “hack” or “break into” members’ accounts are false.” The statement fights back against a lawsuit alleging that the social network has been breaking into users’ email accounts by pretending to be them.

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