Social media users hit out at LinkedIn over data
|31 Jan 2012 12:23 GMT||Back|
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LinkedIn is the latest company to be caught up in a data privacy row on the internet.
The note reads: “I received the following message from a contact and I am posting it for your awareness and consideration. Without attracting too much publicity, LinkedIn has updated their privacy conditions. Without any action from your side, LinkedIn is now permitted to use your name and picture in any of their advertisements.”
This comes less than a week after the furore caused by Facebook’s Timeline feature and Google’s changes to its privacy policies.
However, this hasn’t stopped this issue trending on Twitter, with some people accusing LinkedIn of not doing enough to alert users of changes.
The chain message gives instructions of how to adjust your settings to keep your face out of LinkedIn advertisements.