LinkedIn, HiQ spat presents big questions for freedom, innovation

"“It seems like the crux of the dispute is a business decision on LinkedIn’s part about building out their analytics functionality, and they view HiQ as a competitor (or) threat,” Scott Shackelford, chairman of the cybersecurity program at Indiana University in Bloomington, wrote in an email. “I’m all for protecting the privacy of users who demand it, but it seems like the question here is how (far) ... can firms go to guard against data scraping of public profiles.”"