LinkedIn have very quietly introduced some new settings that potentially seriously affect your privacy. These new settings are defaulted ON and include allowing LinkedIn to use profile information, name and photos in third party advertising. Please see the links below for opting out.
To reach the hard-to-reach settings options the following URL's should take you directly to them.
Manage social advertising: https://www.LinkedIn.com/settings/?modal=nsettings-social-advertising&tab=account
Manage enhanced advertising: https://www.linkedin.com/settings/?modal=nsettings-enhanced-advertising&tab=account
Data sharing with third party applications: https://www.linkedin.com/settings/?modal=nsettings-data-sharing&tab=groups