Fix LinkedIn’s page out of Facebook’s book

LinkedIn, the most popular professional social network has “pulled a Facebook”, as it were, in the recent times. LinkedIn has volunteered your name and photograph to be used for advertising if it feels like it wants to use them. Now, as we’ve all gone over this little stunt countless times, for those of you who feel secure in your own little cloisters, you have the option to shut the door in their smirking faces.


Here’s how to opt out, via BrandImpact:

  1. Click on your name on your LinkedIn homepage in the upper right corner. From the drop-down menu, select “Settings.”
  2. On the “Settings” page, select “Account.”
  3. In the column next to “Account,” click “Manage Social Advertising.”
  4. Uncheck the box next to “LinkedIn may use my name, photo in social advertising.”
  5. Now check the new default settings under “E-mail Preferences” and “Groups, Companies & Applications.” Make sure to opt out of “Data Sharing with 3rd-party applications” as well.


This neat little fix ought to be enough for you guys to relax and roll your eyes at yet another attempt at “privacy-invasion” ( not our words, just quoting sub-textually).