atw: Re: Fwd: Privacy settings on Linkedin

Rob I see your point and I did think about this - what kind of information
of mine would be available to Linked In to use for these new purposes? I
figured there wasn't actually anything terribly personal up there that they
could use BUT it's the principle of having my identity and history used for
the purposes of advertising that I object to more than anything. If I"m
going to be used to advertise something, I want to be paid for it, and
consulted too, if that's not too much trouble.

I've seen a similar thing on FB when they did ads using people's profiles.
Was quite distasteful.

On 17 January 2012 17:17, Robert Levy <robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Out of curiosity, what are you all using LinkedIn for, if you don't want
> to share all your information up there?
>
> This may sound like a challenge, but it's just a question. I don't put
> anything up there that's not public, and I'm curious what other people are
> doing. (I do put more private stuff on other sites.)
>
> rob
>
> On 17/01/2012, at 9:09 AM, Jasmine Andrews wrote:
>
> For all the talk of making increased sharing of personal data by opt-in
> only (like when every time Facebook introduces something new), it seems
> very little has changed over the years.
>
> On 17 January 2012 08:32, Ana Young <ana_young2000@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>> Thanks Jasmine, that was very useful. I was not that surprised to see
>> that my account was set to share all my information with everyone...
>>
>> --- On *Mon, 16/1/12, Jasmine Andrews <jasminethetrainer@xxxxxxxxx>*wrote:
>>
>>
>> From: Jasmine Andrews <jasminethetrainer@xxxxxxxxx>
>>
>> Subject: atw: Fwd: Privacy settings on Linkedin
>> To: austechwriter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Received: Monday, 16 January, 2012, 12:58 AM
>>
>>
>> Hi All
>>
>> I've received an email from a friend warning of some recent changes to
>> privacy settings on LinkedIn.
>>
>> It seems to be genuine as I've logged in to the site and found similar
>> messages when reading through my account settings.
>>
>> If you're a LinkedIn user you might want to review your own settings and
>> decide if the changes are acceptable to you or not.
>>
>> Personally, I get quite annoyed when sites and service introduce changes
>> quietly that use your personal information and the default settings for the
>> new features are set for the highest level of sharing rather than the
>> lowest.
>>
>> Jasmine
>>
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>
>>
>>
>>    LinkedIn
>>
>> *Sue XXXXXX* has sent you a message.
>>
>> *Date:* 1/16/2012
>>
>> *Subject:* Privacy settings on Linkedin
>>
>> Dear all, this is genuine so please read below!
>>
>> Apologies if you've already seen this but Linkedin have very quietly
>> introduced some new settings that potentially seriously affect your privacy
>> and your ability to prevent unwanted emails (spam). These new settings are
>> defaulted ON and include allowing Linkedin to use profile information,
>> names and photos in third party advertising. Please see the links below for
>> opting out. You might want to consider alerting your contacts on Linkedin.
>>
>> To reach the hard-to-reach settings options the following URL's should
>> take you directly to them (cut and paste into your browser if they don't
>> work as live links)
>>
>> Manage social advertising:
>> https://www.linkedin.com/settings/?modal=nsettings-social-advertising&tab=account
>>
>> Manage enhanced advertising:
>> https://www.linkedin.com/settings/?modal=nsettings-enhanced-advertising&tab=account
>>
>> Data sharing with third party applications:
>> https://www.linkedin.com/settings/?modal=nsettings-data-sharing&tab=groups
>>
>> Partner InMail:
>> https://www.linkedin.com/settings/?modal=nsettings-partner-inmail&tab=email
>>
>> It is worthwhile checking your settings and deciding what you do not want!
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
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> *Jasmine Andrews
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> PO Box 599
> <http://maps.google.com/maps?q=PO+Box+599+%2CNewtown%2CNSW+2042%2CAustralia&hl=en>Newtown,
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>
>


-- 
*Jasmine Andrews
*Technical communication and training specialist
PO Box 599
<http://maps.google.com/maps?q=PO+Box+599+%2CNewtown%2CNSW+2042%2CAustralia&hl=en>Newtown,
NSW 2042 Australia
*Email:* jasminethetrainer@xxxxxxxxx
 *http://au.linkedin.com/in/jasmineisisandrews*

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