Friday, January 27, 2012

LinkedIn's sneaky privacy policy change

[Only relevant if you are on LinkedIn]

While the world is railing against Google's privacy policy change, LinkedIn has quietly opted in its members to a policy that says they can use the members'
name/photo in advertisements.

Forwarded email below:
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"
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

I normally cringe when I see "tell all your contacts" but in this case I guess it is justified. So tell all your contacts.