privacy settings on linkedin

Social media networks like Facebook are all about sharing your personal data – and in order to achieve that, the privacy settings are changed on a nearly-monthly basis. At least I am under the impression that every new or changed setting adds yet another option to share more than you actually want.

I was wondering why my linkedin profile was suggesting my gmail contacts as possible members – with their mail addresses. I never gave permission to actually grab that data from gmail, so why the heck are they are now retrieving data from external applications?!?

Well, the answer is simple – new privacy control settings, hidden within the currently 4 categories “Profile”, “Communications”, “Groups, Companies & Applications” and “Account”. Watch out for these 3 marked in the screenshots.





And the account advertising







Hooray for the next privacy control “enhancements” – just wait for it.

disable what's hot in google plus stream

I’m not really the biggest google plus user, but i really like to filter information, especially only what is of interest to me. Lately, Google decided to add random “What’s hot on Google+” to your stream, which is basically sort of “trending on twitter” within Google+ – to tell facebook-wise – DISLIKE!

Luckily you can disable that by going to “Explore” and then drag the selection to the left, removing all what’s hot from your stream. LIKE!