LinkedIn is a powerful online networking tool for professionals in every line of work and prospective job candidates. Because LinkedIn has a more professional bent, random connections, abuse and spam are less prevalent. Thus, LinkedIn does not allow users to block connections. However, if you're looking to reduce how much of your profile is exposed to LinkedIn users, you can toggle a variety of security settings to protect your privacy and prevent unwelcome users from accessing more than the bare essentials of your profile.
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Log in to your LinkedIn profile using your user name and password. Move your mouse over your user name in the upper right-hand corner of your LinkedIn page after logging in.
Click "Settings" in the drop-down menu that appears. Click the "Profile" tab.
Click "Activity Broadcasts" under "Privacy Controls," then uncheck the box next to the option labelled "Let people know when you change your profile, make recommendations, or follow companies." Click "Save Changes."
Click "Select who can see your activity feed." Click the box that is displayed and click on "Only you" in the drop-down menu for the most secure profile setting. Click "Save Changes."
Click "Select who can see your connections." Click the box displayed, and click "Only you." Click "Save Changes."
Click "Change your profile photo & visibility." Click "My Connections" under the option "In addition to users I message, my profile photo is visible to..." Click "Save Changes."
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