LinkedIn pulls Facebook style privacy stunt

Steve Woodruff has noticed that LinkedIn has become the latest social networking site to decide that they can share your data without notification.

The all-new “Manage Social Advertising” option – which is switched on by default – allows LinkedIn to use profile information like names and photos in third-party advertising.

Finding the check-box to switch this off is not intuitive, but Woodruff has provided a handy guide to finding it.

Via The Register, which also notes that this new profile setting may breach Dutch privacy law.

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