First things first: Facebook. The previous study mentioned was conducted at Carnegie Mellon University and the end results show that “Facebook has essentially become a worldwide photo identification database”, according to Forbes Magazine. This isn’t news to anyone, but the capabilities of the facial recognition software is. You can stay worry-free for the time being because researchers say they won’t be releasing this software to others.
Now for something YOU can control. The new LinkedIn settings automatically opt you in for data sharing with third parties and social ads, but thankfully, you can opt out. Here’s how:
To opt out of “social advertising:”
1. Click on your name in the upper right corner. Select “settings” from the drop-down menu.
2. Click on “account.”
3. Click on “manage social advertising.”
4. Uncheck the box next to “LinkedIn may use my name, photo in social advertising” and click “save.”
As everyday users of social media, Abstrakt understands that it’s important to stay up-to-date with social media policy changes and top news. Check back soon for more social media news!