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LinkedIn aims itself at students

LinkedIn is the social network aimed squarely at the professional Market. This is the perfect place for your online resume once you have completed your studies and landed your first job as the profile looks decidedly empty without it.

Now, LinkedIn have added some new sections aimed towards students or young professionals looking to flesh out that profile. Read more in the LinkedIn blog

Adding the New content

  • From the LinkedIn menu bar, select Profiles and Edit Profiles.
  • Click the Add Sections button under the basic profile information
  • The selector box appears allowing you to select which section you want to add to your profile

  • Complete the relevant fields
  • Repeat for each section

Voila one better populated profile!

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Recent Tech articles – 30th May-05th Jun

In is past week we start of with news that flows over from the previous week. To start we have seen more news about the MacDefender malware. First we heard that the Trojan had moved over onto attacking through Facebook profiles using the Clickjacking technique. Then Apple finally released the security update to removed old infections and prevent new ones… It was worked around in 8 hours… Since then nothing.

Also from the previous week, Lodsys crawled back into the news by retaliating over Apples letter by bringing forward their litigation timing to 31st May instead of waiting the 21 days originally given.

Moving into this week, Lockheed Martin reported a serious hack attempt on their systems. This prompted both UK and US governments to raise their objectives towards cyber crime,

Shortly after Google announces that they are introducing a new service this summer called Google Wallet… Then gets sued by Paypal shortly after.

At the D9 conference at All things Digital this week, CEO of Twitter, Dick Costello announced some new Twitter enhancements to search and photo. He talked about how they were enhancing their search facility and were releasing a new feature to allow users to upload photos and attach it to a tweet right from

My final article from this week was on buttons… It seems this week that the Internet has gone button crazy with Twitter, Google and LinkedIn talking about their offerings.

Is the Internet going button crazy?

When Facebook initially launched it’s Like button, no-one was really sure how it was going to work out… Would it be a fad that would fade away or be a runaway success? It would seem that the latter option was the one to come true and around a year later they have gone on to incude the addition of their Send button to allow sharing of Facebook Group information too.

Now others are starting to take notice of this success and looking to replicate if for their own domains. This week, Google and Twitter released their own options and then LinkedIn added their own variant to allow employers to add a “Apply with LinkedIn” button.
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Recent Tech articles – 22nd-29th May

This week we start off with updates from last weeks news. Firstly Apple stood up for their developers against the Patent troll company, Lodsys with a no nonsense letter telling them to halt their current activities.

Apple stayed in the news when they announced a support article on how to remove the MacDefender Trojan and then the Trojan re-appeared later on in the week with an updated threat. MacGuard works in the same way as MacDefender but does not require a password to install the malware.

The professional social network LinkedIn went public at the beginning of the week. The dust had barely settled on the news of the hugely inflated stock price before a researcher announced a security threat to users.

On the 24th and 25th the E-G8 forum was held in France with many business leaders and Internet experts met to discuss the topic of the neutral net (or not)

Google made a bit of a shock announcement to some developers when it announced a series of API deprecations… This in itself is not shocking due to it being a regular procedure. What was shocking however was the sneaking in of the shutdown of the Translate API with no replacement offered.

Finally, i’ll end off this week with an app recommendation for Mac OSX users. Alfred is a shortcut/launcher app that I have just got reacquainted with…

LinkedIn security vulnerability

LinkedIn is the social network of the business world. Many people use it as an online resume or as an adjunct to any offline CV they keep updated. Last week, the company went public In an event that saw the value of its shares more than double evoking worries amongst technology experts and the stock exchange that this ongoing proof of another dot.com bubble. The last bubble was in the late 1990’s.

No sooner had the dust settled over the stock price then the announcement was made that the professional networking website has security flaws that makes users’ accounts vulnerable to attack by hackers. Rishi Narang, a security researcher from near New Delhi in India reported that an intruder could gain access to a users data without needing a password if the cookie could be obtained.
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