Retweeted from several messages that I received:
In case you don’t know it, without attracting too much publicity, LinkedIn has updated their privacy conditions.
Without any action from your side, LinkedIn is now permitted to use your name and picture in any of their advertisements. The network now allows advertisers to use pictures and names of other users in their network of connections who have recommended or followed that brand.
Most likely you want to opt out of this. Some simple actions to be considered:
1. Place the cursor on your name at the top right corner of the screen. From the small pull down menu that appears, select “settings” (If you are logged into LikedIn this link will bring you directly to the page–thanks to Stefan Broda for this hint!).
2. Then click “Account” on the left/bottom
3. In the column next to Account, select the option “Manage Social Advertising”
4. Finally un-tick the box “LinkedIn may use my name and photo in social advertising”
5. and Save
How to inform your connections? Simple: Via Inbox>Compose message in Linkedin, you can send a message to 50 connections at once. All will appreciate being informed.
- LinkedIn has changed its privacy conditions (translationmusings.com)
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- How to keep your face out of LinkedIn ads (zdnet.com)
- How to avoid LinkedIn to use your information in it commercials without you knowing you allowed it? (olivierfontana.wordpress.com)
- LinkedIn Can Now Use Your Picture in Ads – Here’s How to Opt Out (tewari.com)
- LinkedIn can now use you name and picture in any of their advertisements (plus.google.com)
- New to LinkedIn or using it for sometime! (poklibpcc.org)
- LinkedIn “Pulls A Facebook” With User Data (South Florida Interactive Marketing Organization)