Posted on Aug 15, 2011

linkedin_logo_360In July LinkedIn™ launched a new form of Advertising on their website that may have put your private information in the public eye. LinkedIn published ads that included LinkedIn users’ pictures and LinkedIn Profiles. The users were people who had recommended companies on LinkedIn. Their profiles were used to promote the products/companies they had recommended.

Here are 4 Easy Steps to Protect Yourself from LinkedIn Social Advertising. To opt out of LinkedIn Social Ads:
1. Click on your name in the upper right corner. Select “Settings” from the drop-down menu.
LinkedIn Social Adverting Settings
2. Click on “Account.”
LinkedIn Account Settings
3. Click on “Manage Social Advertising.”
LinkedIn Social Ad Settings
4. Uncheck the box next to “LinkedIn may use my name, photo in social advertising” and click “Save.”

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