LinkedIn Accidentally Sends Private Email to Group List
August 13, 2010
A few minutes ago, I got a message from LinkedIn via the Bay-Area-UX list, a group I’m a member of. The message is clearly not intended for me, but is a private discussion between a recruiter and a job applicant. It potentially went out to every member of the Bay-Area-UX list.
I clicked “View/reply to this message” in order to notify the sender that his email had been mis-sent, and I saw the following error:
This is a serious problem from a site which prides itself on security and privacy. Hopefully this is a one-off error and not a common occurrence. The conversation I received is clearly about a startup whose business is still under wraps. All it takes is one mistake like this to ruin a business model and potentially the success of a fledgling startup.