Below we look at some options in terms of controlling information.
How your information is shared
Depending on what you want to share, display or receive, you can turn different privacy settings on or off. Options include:
- Turn on/off activity broadcasts
- Select who can see your activity feed
- Select what people see when you've viewed their profile
- Select who can see your connections
- Change your profile photo and visibility
- Block members for added privacy
If you choose, you can opt into the two-step verification process, which can minimise the chance of identity theft and unauthorised access. This can be altered in your privacy settings, or check out the presentation on LinkedIn’s newly acquired SlideShare here.
Secure browsing using HTTPS
If a website has https:// at the start of an address it is a good indication that the website connection is secure. Some pages on LinkedIn include content from third parties that may not support HTTPS, while LinkedIn automatically has a secure connection for pages with sensitive info (eg. credit card details), you still run the risk of unsecure content on pages that do not have https://.
You have the option to turn HTTPS on when viewing all pages to increase your security, while LinkedIn works on the secure connection across the whole site.
- Go to your Settings. (You may be asked to sign in before accessing the Settings page.)
- Click the Account tab and then click Manage security settings.
- Check the secure connection box and click Done.
At any time, you can turn off HTTPS by unchecking the box.
Written by Kathleen Boyd.