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LinkedIn cracking down on privacy

Posted on March 20th, by Sourcing Ninja in Uncategorized. No Comments
LinkedIn cracking down on privacy

 

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 »



A Comparison of Boolean Operators between Search Engines

Posted on August 5th, by Sourcing Ninja in Uncategorized. 2 comments
A Comparison of Boolean Operators between Search Engines

Irina Shamaeva has posted this easy to use (and frankly self explanatory) chart comparing  the different Boolean operators between the popular search engines. I’ve read reports that the Synonym (~) operator has been rendered obsolete as Google now enforces a synonym search for all their searches. However, I did a quick experiment to test out this theory…



‘Finding Target Organisations’ Series – People

Posted on June 23rd, by Sourcing Ninja in Uncategorized. No Comments
‘Finding Target Organisations’ Series – People

Following on from our ‘Finding Target Organisations’ series – Parts I and II. Our final article focuses on leveraging information from ‘People’.

What’s the easiest way to verify information on the internet?… Pick up the phone and ask!