LinkedIn quietly removes tool to export contacts

Bobby Owsinski, VentureBeat, Jul 24, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes

You may think you own your own identity, but LinkedIn has very quietly underlined the fact that no, you don't. "LinkedIn has removed the option to export your contacts. Instead, the company is asking users to request an archive of their data, but that process can take up to 72 hours to complete." This is again a warning to be sure not to depend on LinkedIn - or any of the social network platforms - for anything critical. This includes customers of, which was recently acquired by LinkedIn.

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