LinkedIn will allow researchers to mine its data

October 16, 2018 0Uncategorized

Once upon a time, Facebook Inc. allowed academic researchers access to its data. We know how that story ends: with the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Now LinkedIn Corp., the professional social networking site owned by Microsoft Corp., says it will open its vast trove of data to academic researchers.

But this time the company, whose chief data officer, Igor Perisic, made the announcement in a blog post on Monday, said it’s putting controls in place to protect user privacy.

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