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You'll be getting much fewer annoying emails from LinkedIn

You'll be getting much fewer annoying emails from LinkedIn
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If you're among the 400-million-plus people who use the social networking site LinkedIn, you know it has had a problem with sending too many alerts. It's bad enough that, when you log in, there are multiple red flags alerting you to people you may know, or that someone has endorsed you for something or other.

Worse is the emails it sends out. There are loads of them and they're just telling you over and over that you have red flag alerts, or that someone invited you to connect with them.

It was so bad that a California court last month awarded some users $13 million for harassing them with emails. So, LinkedIn is now in damage-control mode.

It's launching something called Air Traffic Controller (ATC) that it says will drastically cut down on the emails it sends out. But, ATC also sounds irritating, especially for infrequent LinkedIn users.

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