LinkedIn Turns on Use of Photo, Content in Ads by Default – How to Turn Off

by Ron on August 11, 2011

In another bone-headed move by a social network, especially one that is geared toward business and builds its reputation on that, LinkedIn recently added a “feature” that lets them use your photo and other information from your LinkedIn social stream in advertisements, and they turned it on by default.

Here’s how to turn it off:

  1. Sign into LinkedIn.
  2. Click the down arrow next to your name at the top of the page and select Settings.
  3. Click the Account tab.
  4. To the right of the tab, click Manage Social Advertising. The dialog box shown above opens.
  5. Uncheck the check box next to: LinkedIn may use my name, photo in social advertising.
  6. Click Save.

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