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LinkedIn sues anonymous data scrapers

LinkedIn is trying to lock down its exclusive relationship with its users.

The professional networking company filed suit against 100 unnamed individuals last week for using bots to harvest user profiles from its website. The lawsuit is a preliminary step to revealing the identities of the scrapers — LinkedIn intends to ask the court to reveal the true identities behind the scrapers’ IP addresses — and a way to maintain its exclusive hold on users’ resumes.

But LinkedIn’s lawsuit also raises questions about how to police bot use….

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https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/15/linkedin-sues-scrapers/
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