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Well-known apps named in privacy lawsuit

US newspaper Austin American-Statesman reported that a class action lawsuit has been launched alleging that a number of high-profile apps routinely steal user information from users without their knowledge or consent. In a filing made to the US district court for Texas, companies listed include social app developers Facebook, Foursquare, Gowalla, Path, LinkedIn and Twitter, games companies EA, Rovio and ZeptoLab, plus several other high-profile titles.

LinkedIn to introduce ads into apps

LinkedIn will reportedly introduce advertising to its mobile apps.

Google ‘hero’ joins LinkedIn

Dipchand ‘Deep’ Nishar, a Google executive who helped start the company’s mobile business and other key products, is leaving the company to become a senior executive at LinkedIn, reports Wall Street Journal.