Strava grabbing LinkedIn data

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Rooster1, 28 May 2019.

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  1. Rooster1

    Rooster1 I was right about that saddle

    I've been on Strava for about 8 years now and never once has it suggested I connect with someone in my work circles, until recently. A couple of Suggested people have started to appear that I only know on LinkedIn,. I use the both Strava and LinkeIn on my iPhone and on Mozilla / Chrome on the PC.

    Suffice to say, Strava is pulling these names from LinkedIn via browser cookie data or via the apps on my phone. I'm going to read the T&Cs and i'm sure they'll be well covered but im slightly disturbed that Strava is permitted to use this data.

    Any thoughts ?
     
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  2. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

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    Many, but it's probably not Strava, it's probably Google, which then passes it onto Strava & anybody else who pays the piper
     
  3. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

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    Are you sure it's not just that you have 'friends' in common with the suggested contacts, or maybe you ride in similar places so it is linking you together that way?I have no idea how strava algorithms match potential links but I guess there would be multiple ways for them to do this without resorting to clandestine harvesting of data from other social media providers?
     
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  4. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    My cousin set me up on Strava 2 years ago but I haven't logged in since then.

    Last week I got an email from Strava suggesting that I might like to follow the activities of [man I worked with from 1986 to 2003]!

    I found it pretty creepy...
     
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  5. OP
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    Rooster1

    Rooster1 I was right about that saddle

    I've just read the t&c and privacy policy - so yes Strava can use data from connected apps and social accounts such as Facebook, google, gmail etc but there is no mention of LinkedIn access and these people are a) nowehere near me and b) only contacts on LinkedIn and not facebook etc. Very very very weird. I'll scout the interwebs and see if anyone else has mentioned this oddity.
     
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  6. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy The Monch

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    How do your work colleagues have you setup? It may be what they have shared with Strava has caused this, not what you have shared.
     
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  7. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    I was just about to type the same thing.
     
  8. OP
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    Rooster1

    Rooster1 I was right about that saddle

    I guess it could be that way round, but then the app is using their logged data on my app ?
     
  9. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    https://www.linkedin.com/company/strava-inc.

    https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us...ava-integrated-with-LinkedIn?mobile_site=true
     
  10. tom73

    tom73 Über Member

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    cross tracking gets harder when you use different names. ;) Using iOS makes it easy to keep them at bay too.
     
  11. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

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    Oop North (ish)
    Not really just gives it to somebody else & we all know the sheepmakers morals are that best.
     
  12. tom73

    tom73 Über Member

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    Yorkshire
    At least you have to turn on tracking it's off as default more than can be said for google and co.
     
  13. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

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    Or so they let you think, I trust them as far as I could throw them
     
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