A Russian government agency regulating the internet and telecommunications, filed a lawsuit against LinkedIn on 25 October, 2016, claiming the social network should be banned for violating Russia’s personal data legislation.
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WASHINGTON – News this week that two former Twitter employees were charged by the Department of Justice with spying for Saudi Arabia inside the company put a fresh spotlight on a problem few businesspeople think about as they tweet, “friend” and message away on the internet: Social media is crawling with spies.
And the biggest target, according to some experts, isn’t the flashy Twitter – it’s the button-downed site LinkedIn, which is owned by Microsoft.
Current and former law enforcement officials contacted by CNBC argue that LinkedIn’s unique combination of professional information and implicit promise of financial gain makes it the perfect place for foreign intelligence services to troll for corporate insiders willing to…