I am in the process of deleting my presence on the last social networking
website I have left, LinkedIn. This has
been triggered by their latest
I also noticed my LinkedIn data, including contact information, publicly
available on data brokers such as Apollo.io. Apollo too was breached in
they exposed their database unprotected on the open web.
The most value I’ve ever derived from LinkedIn has been finding out when old
friends are in town for a conference or for work. Even that becomes trickier as
the content gets more and more dominated by companies posting, rather than
friends. In any case, I’m sure we can work out better ways of achieving the same
result without making data brokers and hackers richer in the process.
I have dealt with shady businesses long enough to know that my “delete” request
will not cause much to be deleted. So I’m slowly removing data from my profile,
with the actual deletion about a month from now. If you’re looking for OSINT on
me, try this blog. ;)
And if you’re a real person and you want to get in touch, do!
underscore AT gclv DOT es, or find me anywhere listed here.