When you create a public profile on a social network such as LinkedIn, it isn't just your friends and contacts who can see that data. For better or for worse, other companies can legally download that information and use it for themselves, too.
"Is LinkedIn Trying to Protect Your Data — or Hoard It?" is from the August 15, 2017 The Switch section of The Washington Post. It was written by Brian Fung and narrated by Sam Scholl.