How To Opt Out Of LinkedIn’s New Advertising Using Your Face

LinkedIn has gone and done something very much unlike them (we’d have guessed): quietly turned on a feature that lets them use your face or name in advertising.

The Wall Street Journal notes that the social network posted two blog posts about the change and run banner ads on the site to educate users about the new policy, yet the network has still “drawn fire” for allowing members to unwittingly change “from ordinary career networkers into brand cheerleaders.”

Luckily, it’s pretty easy to opt out.

1: Click your name in the upper right corner of Linkedin; then click Settings.
2: Click “Account” in the lower left.
3: Choose “Manage social advertising” and uncheck the box.

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