LinkedIn discloses plans to add ‘blocking,’ but falls short on major security issues

24 Sep 2013

By Sharon Hill  

Updated Sept. 24, 10 p.m. Eastern, with additional material from LinkedIn about endorsements and false profiles

LinkedIn, which has been heavily criticized for allowing cyberstalking and for doing too little to block fake profiles, has disclosed plans to strengthen its security features and give users the ability to block other users.

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Sharon Hill

Sharon Hill has been a senior writer / analyst with the AIM Group since 2004, except for a two-year time-out to serve as sales and marketing manager for Suburban Newspapers of America. She worked at newspapers in California, the Carolinas and Indiana as a classified advertising sales supervisor and manager, and in newspaper circulation in Alaska. At the SNA, she was responsible for bringing in new members; lining up exhibitors, and helping develop programs for the classified conference and the classified alliance. She is also co-author of “Implementing and Managing Telework: A Guide for those who make it Happen” (Praeger Press) and a prolific blogger and social media user. She is based in Phoenix.