David and Goliath fighting over your data

“LinkedIn Suffers Defeat in Data Case,” The Wall Street Journal, August 15, 2017 B3.  A data mining company was scraping the public information posted by employees on LinkedIn and predicting when employees would leave.  Microsoft, who now owns LinkedIn, sued to block the data mining company from accessing the site and lost its request for an injunction.

Apparently, Microsoft doesn’t own the publicly available information posted by third parties.

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