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LinkedIn has changed its privacy conditions January 30, 2012

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in LinkedIn, Random musings.
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I received the following very helpful message from a contact and am forwarding it for your awareness and consideration. By following the simple instructions you can opt out.

“Without attracting too much publicity, LinkedIn has updated their privacy conditions last summer. Without any action from your side, LinkedIn is now allowed to use your name and picture in any of their advertisements!

Some simple actions to be considered:

1. Place the cursor on your name at the top right corner of the Linkedin screen. In the pull down menu , select “settings”
2. Then click “Account” on the bottom left of the screen
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
How to inform your connections? Simple: Via Inbox >Compose message , you can send a message to up to 50 connections at once. I am sure all of them will appreciate being informed.

NYT: Translators Scoff at LinkedIn’s Offer of $0 an Hour June 29, 2009

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in LinkedIn, Random musings.
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It’s always a  mystery to me how newspapers find the news they report on. It appears our little controversy with LinkedIn has been picked up by the New York Times. I think it is a fairly good article that covers our side rather well. Nico Posner declined to be interviewed, but the author cites Chris Irwin, Matthew Bennett, and Natalya Kelly. I was especially pleased to see the final quotes from Ms. Kelly. I was pleased to see she realizes why we were so upset, and her quotes summed up the situation quite nicely.