LinkedIn, a champion of privacy rights? Don’t buy it


LinkedIn’s most valuable currency is “trust with customers,” said Donald Verrilli, a partner with Munger, Tolles & Olson law firm in Washington.

That sounds very noble. But the very idea of a social media giant serving as the champion of privacy rights seems suspect.

When a service tells you it’s free, that means it’s making money another way. And more likely than not, you’re the product.

Companies such as Facebook and Twitter make money from…

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