Effective from March 26th 2014 LinkedIn has made changes to their user agreement, meaning that their terms of service will be integrated with LinkedIn Pulse and Slide Share. Please click here for more details on this.
While LinkedIn are making changes behind the scenes to protect you and your data there are tools available to help you when it comes to monitoring and controlling how your content is distributed.
So what does this mean for you?
- Increased privacy
This feature allows you to have greater control over your privacy settings including what you want to distribute, display on your profile and the content that you receive.
If you go onto your settings you can:
- Turn on/off activity broadcasts
- Hand-pick who can see your activity feed
- Decide what users see when you've viewed their profile
- Decide who can see your connections
- Change your profile photo and visibility
- Block users as an additional privacy feature
- Increased account protection
LinkedIn has a two-step verification system. This dramatically lowers the risk of your account being hacked and your identity stolen. Please see here for more information on how to switch on this feature.
- Increased browsing protection
Whenever you browse secure data on websites you should always expect to see HTTPS:// at the beginning of the URL. LinkedIn have now also allowed users to switch this on when individuals are browsing LinkedIn pages. Please see here for more information on how to switch this feature on.
Keeping up to date with LinkedIn features will ensure you are always getting the most out of this social media channel with the added peace of mind that your profile is secure.