We have had much publicity for the policy changes made by Google and Facebook.
This morning l received a LinkedIn message from the former Head of Information Security of a global multinational
xxx has sent you a message.
I received the following message from a contact and I am forwarding it for your awareness and due consideration.
Without attracting too much publicity, LinkedIn has updated their privacy conditions. Without any action from your side, LinkedIn is now permitted to use you name and picture in any of their advertisements.
Some simple actions to be considered:
1. Place the cursor on your name at the top right corner of the screen. From the small
How to inform your connections? Simple: Via Inbox>Compose message in Linkedin, you can send a message to 50 connections at once. All who will appreciate being informed.
© 2012, LinkedIn Corporation
I read everywhere about “personal information” and/or “identity” being the new money. Given how cheap it is to acquire all that it necessary to electronically impersonate most of us, I commend the Eastern European attitude to questions from those who you do not know. Never give your real name or tell the truth unless there is a good reason – because whatever you say will be collated and may be used against you sooner or later.
LinkedIn is sufficiently useful that I will probably not change my photograph – it is significantly younger and slimmer than the reality anyway. I will , howvr, make a donation to Big Brother Watch – provided I can find out how to do so anonymously – as opposed to electronically