It seems that barely a day goes by without news of a data breach making the headlines. This is one story that you may have missed.
Information scraped from LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook combined and leaked at a huge scale - an estimated 48 Million people impacted.
Executives want to share information with recruiters, and sites like LinkedIn are great ways of doing that. The trouble, of course, is that social media is public and data can essentially be accessed by anyone. That's one of the reasons why we've developed GatedTalent - to allow executives to create and curate profiles in a secure, private manner and share them selectively with trusted search firms.
A little-known data firm was able to build 48 million personal profiles, combining data from sites and social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Zillow, among others -- without the users' knowledge or consent.