September 17, 2014

LinkedIn Privacy Issue: A Button You May Want to Uncheck

LinkedIn is taking cues from Facebook with a new privacy concern. They now have a default setting that allows them to use your picture and name in advertising. I think this should default to off, but LinkedIn doesn’t. Here’s how to manually turn it off with this LinkedIn privacy tip:

1) Click on your name on your LinkedIn homepage. (It’s in the upper right corner of the page.)

2) On the drop-down menu, select “Settings”.

3) From the Settings page, click “Account”.

3. In the column next to Account, click “Manage Social Advertising” . (Lower left of page)

4. De-select the box next to “LinkedIn may use my name, photo in social advertising” .

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  1. Kurt, in the original blog post describing this issue, I also give screen shots to make it easier for people: http://brandimpact.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/a-box-you-want-to-uncheck-on-linkedin/

  2. Kurt,

    Thanks for posting this! I heard about the new privacy settings, but didn’t know where to change my LinkedIn Manage Social Advertising settings.
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  3. I understand that LinkedIn has changed their policy on this. But I would still recommend checking all your social media settings frequently.

    – Kurt
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