Man behind LinkedIn scraping said he grabbed 700M profiles ‘for fun’

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Only put on LinkedIn what you would put on a sign in your front yard.


He’s selling them. That moves it beyond “for fun” and into “for profit”.


This… honestly doesn’t seem like a big deal. Maybe to people who didn’t realize what they had on their public profile available to … literally everyone. But what this person did by scraping data? I mean, whatever, who cares. It wasn’t “stolen” data.


Ah so he’s from /r/datahoarder Can’t blame him really.


It’s the only way to learn.