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LinkedIn cracking down on privacy

Posted on March 20th, by Sourcing Ninja in Uncategorized. No Comments

 

I ran into the issue of not being able to select any text from LinkedIn profiles a few weeks ago. The first thought that popped into my head was “they’re on to me”… but then I realised that it could just be a technical problem on my end so I decided to investigate.

After doing a quick Google and ‘LinkedIn answers’ search on the issue I realised I wasn’t the only LinkedIn customer experiencing this problem. After clearing all my cookies and caches’ and using three different browsers I deduced that this was problem perpetrated by LinkedIn.

I recalled a subscription news site that had a similar security feature which presumably prevented their competitors from copying and pasting their work and at the time I laughed at the notion because I simply ran a screenshot of the page through an OCR software … Read More »



Fabricate an Email Address

Posted on March 27th, by Sourcing Ninja in Hints & Tricks. 12 comments

Let’s say you wanted to reconnect with an old client you haven’t spoken to in a while. You know they don’t like speaking on the phone, you’re not connected with them on LinkedIn and you can’t seem to find their business card that you exchanged with them during your last meeting. There are a number of ways to track down someone’s email address, but the easiest way I’ve found by online means is to simply fabricate their email address…



Reverse Engineer Private Profile

Posted on March 7th, by Sourcing Ninja in Hints & Tricks. 1 Comment

We’ve all experienced it before. We’re conducting a search on our LinkedIn profile, trawling through the results and we come across a profile that has the perfect background but alas, their profile has been set to private. The only clues left about their real identity are their ‘job title’ and ‘company’. Now I know what you’re thinking