privacy wars

Sell Hack Swears It Didn’t Mean to Steal LinkedIn’s Info

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After receiving a cease-and-desist letter from LinkedIn, the programmers behind Sell Hack are apparently feeling contrite.

Sell Hack is a free browser plugin that enables users to access the email addresses of LinkedIn members to whom they aren’t connected – something even Premium LinkedIn users can’t do. LinkedIn was pretty peeved upon learning about Sell Hack. They issued a statement asking users who downloaded Sell Hack to delete it, and implying that such third-party programs could be used to sell information. Read More

Privacy is Dead

Uncover LinkedIn Users’ Contact Info With This Free Plugin

(Photo: LinkedIn Blog)

In case you needed a reason to delete your LinkedIn account, there’s now a browser plugin that will allow anyone with an Internet connection to find your email address through the corporate social network.

Called Sell Hack, it “allows you to ‘hack into’ LinkedIn’s system and reveal the contact info of any person you like,” Yahoo reports. It’s compatible with Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Read More