Act Now: Set Your LinkedIn Privacy

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.

About Hellmuth Broda

Independent Information and Communications Technology Strategist with an interest in the construction sites between business, society and technology. http://www.hellmuthbroda.com
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3 Responses to Act Now: Set Your LinkedIn Privacy

  1. Rianne Biesters says:

    Hi Hellmuth,
    interesting: in the German (Swiss) version, they are not asking you if they can use you for advertisement but if they can show you advertisements over third parties…language confusion or different policies??

  2. Pingback: Google’s New Privacy Policy: What Has Changed and What You Can Do About It « Pondering Technology

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