LinkedIn Announces New Security And Privacy Control Tools

By: Chris Crum - September 3, 2014

LinkedIn announced that it is giving users access to three new tools to help them better control their account and data. This includes a way to see all the places you’re logged into your account, a new data export tool, and changes to account security emails.

The company says it wants users to be aware of their settings and make sure they are the way they want them to be.

LinkedIn’s Madhu Gupta says, “Not sure if you remembered to log-out of your LinkedIn account on your friend’s computer? We have you covered. We’ve added a single place to see everywhere you’re signed in to LinkedIn and manage those sessions in your settings. Go to your settings and click on See where you are logged in to see a complete list of the devices that you are logged into. You also can manage these sessions from this new page. If you see a session that you want to turn off, simply click on the sign out link.”

“Your data on LinkedIn is yours and you should be able to access it,” Gupta adds. “So we’ve added the ability to easily export all of your LinkedIn data with one click. This single download will let you see all the data LinkedIn has stored on your account, including your updates, activity, IP records, searches, and more.”

You can download data here.

LinkedIn emails about security-related account changes will now include a new set of information. This, the company says, will give you more insight into when and where the change took place.

All of this is in the process of rolling out.

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