A friend of mine has alerted me to the new features that LinkedIn has recently introduced. And they seriously affect your privacy and your ability to prevent spam.
I didn’t receive anything from LinkedIn informing me about these changes but it appears the new settings are switched to ‘ON’ by default.
So you have to go and change them to ‘OFF’, otherwise LinkedIn will be able to use your name and photo in third party advertising.
Here are the four links where you can opt out. Simply uncheck the tick box.
So I’d advise you to go into your LinkedIn account without delay!