LinkedIn recently introduced a new form of advertising where it places users' photos in product endorsement ads without their permission.

Gadgetwise reports that LinkedIn users are not happy after the company quietly introduced a new site feature called “social ads.” The new form of advertising commandeers a users’ name and picture for product endorsements, but does so without asking users to opt-in to the new ads. Read the entire post here. Nick Bilton/The New York Times.

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