An anonymous statistician who was hired by LinkedIn to monitor its user numbers on the eve of the company’s IPO told Business Insider he is surprised by the number of LinkedIn users who refuse to disclose their identity, a practice that has been widespread since the site went public in 2011.
The anonymous statisticians were told to keep their information confidential by LinkedIn.
Business Insider reported in June that LinkedIn’s new anonymous statistic company had been hiring anonymous statisticarians to track its user growth.
Since then, the company has reportedly hired a dozen more.
LinkedIn did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.
The company is currently using the same anonymous statistics tool that is used by social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter, but it uses a different algorithm to track user numbers than Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies.
The new company has a different name but the company itself is similar in the way it collects data.
According to LinkedIn’s website, the new company is named after the number two and is part of a network of data analysts working to help the company better understand the company and its user base.
LinkedIn has said it has created a system that uses anonymizing tools to prevent any information from leaking, including information about the identity of the statisticians who work on it.
LinkedIn is also using the data to improve its ability to understand its users’ behavior.
An anonymous statian told Business News Today he believes the company is using a lot of the same data to monitor the behavior of its users.
“It’s very similar to Facebook’s use of a similar tool,” he said.
“I think they are using the very same technique, the same approach, to measure and identify who’s using what, but that’s not the same thing.”
This is not the first time that LinkedIn has been accused of using the anonymous statistic.
The data collected by the company includes information on the number and types of users that the company uses to help it better understand how its users interact with the site.
LinkedIn said it uses anonymization tools to ensure that any data collected is only that which is necessary for the company to perform its business, such as helping it determine how to optimize its search algorithms.
“The company is not using the information to track individuals, and it is not being used to track groups of individuals,” LinkedIn wrote in a blog post in May.
“We are using this data for the purpose of making sure that the data collected on LinkedIn is used only to improve the company in the long term and not used for the purposes of personal attacks or harassment.”
A number of social media users have said that they are concerned about the privacy of their personal information being used by LinkedIn, including Reddit, Twitter, and Google+.
The company told Business Insiders in June it would begin requiring data about its users to be anonymized.