Is LinkedIn The NSA? – Try This Experiment

Open a LinkedIn account under a false name.

Enter some random details not relevant to you.

And see how many of the “recommended” contacts that LinkedIn suggests you actually know.

You might find the suggestions a little bit spooky.

If LinkedIn does not have your name or an accurate location, how on earth does it manage to find people you know?

Where is it getting this data from and how?

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