A privacy breach at LinkedIn illustrates why it’s simply not a very good idea to utilize mainstream social media for any reason:
Recent reports claim that a second data breach at Microsoft-owned LinkedIn has exposed the personal data of 700 million users, which is more than 92 percent of the platform’s total 756 million users.
9to5Mac reports that a second LinkedIn data breach has reportedly exposed the data of 700 million users and the database is currently for sale on the dark web. The user information reportedly includes phone numbers, physical addresses, geolocation data, and inferred salaries.
The hacker who obtained the data posted a sample of 1 million records and checks confirm that the data is both genuine and up-to-date.
I deleted my LinkedIn and Facebook accounts more than two years ago and I can honestly say it has not had any negative impact on my life whatsoever.