LinkedIn loses court battle over data scraping by Angela Hawksford in Recruitment 20 Aug 2017 LinkedIn, the professional networking site owned by Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), was ordered to stop blocking a San Francisco-based start-up from accessing the public profiles of LinkedIn members by a U.S. federal judge. This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share HiQ LabslinkedinmicrosoftNicole Leverich Angela Hawksford Angela is a writer and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. She has extensive knowledge of the Australian real estate industry, having started her career in real estate advertising at News Limited newspapers, where she worked across a number of different mastheads in Sydney. She s also worked in television, magazines and online, and regularly contributes feature articles to The Sydney Morning Herald, MiNDFOOD and The Newcastle Herald. Angela also works as a content writer, creating written content for a number of SMEs across an array of industries, including real estate, education, technology and digital media.