I received the following message from a frined and am posting here for your awareness and due consideration.
Without attracting too much publicity, LinkedIn has updated their privacy conditions recently. Without any action from your side, LinkedIn is now permitted to use your name and picture in any of their advertisements.
Some simple actions to be considered:
Place the cursor on your name at the top right corner of the screen. From the small
pull down menu that appears, select "settings"
Then click "Account" on the left/bottom
In the column next to Account, select the option "Manage Social Advertising"
Finally un-tick the box "LinkedIn may use my name and photo in social advertising"
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.
Or you forward a link to this blog post