If you are like me, you use LinkedIn to connect with business associates and other contacts around the country or even the globe. However, there can be a downside when you receive all the annoying unsolicited emails and spam sent by those who found your profile. Did you know that LinkedIn places cookies on your profile and shares your information with third parties (worldwide)? Do you know who can see your profile? Do you know people can find you by your phone number or email address?
If you feel, as I do, that too much information is being shared, there is a way to both enhance the security of your profile and limit unwanted viewers. Log into LinkedIn then look for “privacy” and change your settings. Supposedly, in 24 hours changes will take affect.