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Do You Want LinkedIn to Use Your Profile in Their Ads?

Didn’t think so.  But their services agreement automatically opts you in.

Here’s the fix:

1.  Log in.  Click on your name in the upper right corner.  Select “Settings”
2.  Find and click on “Account” in the lower right corner.
3.  Select “Manage Social Advertising.”
4.  The box is likely checked.  Uncheck it so LinkedIn cannot use your name in social advertising.

Lawyers Should Turn Off “Sent From My [Smartphone]“

Lawyers, and really anyone, should pay attention to whether their smartphone is appending “sent by my iPhone”-type messages at the bottom of business emails.  It’s an unnecessary advertisement for someone else’s product in your communication AND sends a variety of poor messages.

Don’t believe it?  Read this article, from the July/August 2011 Palm Beach Bar Bulletin.

Digital Photos Have Metadata Too

Lawyers and businesses overlyfocused on e-discovery often raise interest in other parties’ metadata (as well as concern about their own).  Good practices call for companies and firms to scrub email attachments before sending.  But digital photos are often forgotten and, worse, overlooked by common scrubbing software.  

Even in our personal lives, metadata on our family photos may tell a little too much.

This article, from the June 2011 Palm Beach Bar Bulletin, can help.