FYI – LinkedIn Is Using Your Photo And Your Actions In Social Advertising

There is that chance that LinkedIn uses your pictures and actions to advertise to others.  We should be wary of what social media is doing to expand to other areas of interest.

Probably good to check into this now if you didn’t already.  Here is where to go and what you will read (Image below):

Settings > Account > Manage Social Advertising >

Message:

LinkedIn may sometimes pair an advertiser’s message with social content from LinkedIn’s network in order to make the ad more relevant. When LinkedIn members recommend people and services, follow companies, or take other actions, their name/photo may show up in related ads shown to you. Conversely, when you take these actions on LinkedIn, your name/photo may show up in related ads shown to LinkedIn members. By providing social context, we make it easy for our members to learn about products and services that the LinkedIn network is interacting with.

(Checked Box) – LinkedIn may use my name, photo in social advertising.

The box is auto-checked for everyone.  If you don’t want to seen in their advertising, un-check the box.
Pass this onto others so they can take precautions to preserve their privacy.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/fyi-linkedin-is-using-your-photo-and-your-actions-in-social-advertising-2011-7#ixzz1TF3U8XfQ