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LinkedIn suspends new sign-ups in China
LinkedIn suspends new sign-ups in China
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Microsoft owned professional network service LinkedIn has suspended new sign-ups in China to remain in "compliance with local law". The announcement comes a week after a cyberattack on Microsoft by a group that was "assessed to be state-sponsored and operating out of China."

"While we remain focused on our goal of creating economic opportunity for our members in China, we're temporarily pausing new member sign-ups for LinkedIn China as we work to ensure we remain in compliance with local law. We’re a global platform with an obligation to respect the laws that apply to us, including adhering to Chinese government regulations for our localized version of LinkedIn in China," the company said in a statement Tuesday.