2 October 2013 - 2:43am | posted by | 3 comments

LinkedIn introduces ‘Block’ button to address cyberstalking concerns

A block is on its wayA block is on its way

Professional social network LinkedIn has announced that it is to introduce a ‘Block’ button to address concerns that it has been abused by cyberstalkers.

The move follows a recent petition by a woman in Ohio who said she was harassed on LinkedIn via her boss, leading to a sexual assault.

“I can confirm that we’re in the process of building [a block button],” said Paul Rockwell, head of trust and safety at LinkedIn, via LinkedIn’s help forum.

Facebook and Twitter have had similar longstanding capabilities allowing users to block unwanted followers.

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3 Oct 2013 - 08:46
belindasummers

It's great that LinkedIn responded and had taken this seriously. Good to know that their concern enough to their user's safety.

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7 Oct 2013 - 14:40
S911MS

I like it, and honestly it is about time. This will allow you to block individuals who you do not want to see you profile as well. Good Job LinkedIn!

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11 Oct 2013 - 08:43
Ninja's picture

A certain pest has made life very difficult just when I most need to market myself professionally. I signed this lady's brave online petition so it's good to know her action has finally been successful with Linkedin. What I want to know from Paul is "When will it be ready?"!

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