Following on from Facebook and Privacy issues, it looks as it LinkedIn has done us the “favour” of having a default setting whereby our names and photos can be used for third-party advertising.
Completely down to you whether this is of any relevance, but if like me you don't want to participate, here are the quick steps to rectify LinkedIn's devious ploys!
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1. Sign into LinkedIn, and click on your name, then choose "Settings".
2. Now click on “Account” (bottom left).
3. In the box to the right click on “Manage Social Advertising” .
4. This opens a new window - now remove the tick from the box next to “LinkedIn may use my name, photo in social advertising” .
Nearly got us LinkedIn - close escape!
Additionally: If you you may want to have a look at the settings within "Email Preferences" very reminiscent of Facebook! Eg: Check out Turn On/Off Partner InMail (junk mail coming your way!).