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