Have LinkedIn’s security problems permanently damaged the social network? Will users pack up and leave?
Some security experts point out that the LinkedIn’s data security practices were not as sophisticated as one would typically expect from a major Internet company. For example, they noted that LinkedIn does not have a chief information officer or chief information security officer. Yet, the power of LinkedIn should’t go unnoticed, especially in these troubled times.
LinkedIn’s reputation is taking hits from industry insiders and techies. But these kinds of things blow over quickly and won’t leave any permanent marks. […] As for LinkedIn’s users, Patrick Moorhead, an analyst with Moor Insights & Strategy, said few will probably leave the site simply because there are few alternatives for a business-oriented social network.