LinkedIn Causes Big Changes With SlideShare and Pulses ToS.

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LinkedIn Causes Big Changes With SlideShare and Pulses ToS.

Social business media site LinkedIn has announced today it will be making some changes to its Terms of Service, which will include its User Agreement and Privacy Policy. and begins to go into effect on March 26, 2014. The company has also mentioned it will be integrating the existing Terms of Service for both Slideshare and Pulse int LinkedIn, So members will only have to deal with one set of terms on agreeing to when using the properties.

Changes to the Terms of Service include:

  • Member data: In Section 2.14, LinkedIn clarifies it will take steps to let members know about demands for their data unless it is legally prohibited from doing so, or the request is deemed an emergency. LinkedIn also says it may dispute such demands if it believes they are too broad, too vague, or lack proper authority.
  • In Section 2.12, LinkedIn clarifies that its corporate offerings include Talent Solutions, Marketing Solutions, and Sales Solutions.
  • Mobile numbers: In Section 1.2, LinkedIn includes the forthcoming option to use your mobile number to sign in to LinkedIn.
  • Content Availability: In Section 4.1, LinkedIn emphasizes it’s important to be transparent that sometimes laws may require it to remove certain content (e.g. when it’s hurtful or infringing on others’ rights).

The first two clauses are still similar to before, the third one show a possible hint at what LinkedIn is possibly planning for a mobile offering. The fourth point shouldn’t be much of a shocker due to it previously launching a beta version of its site towards China, back in the late February.

SlideShare and Pulse.

Now regarding the changes for both Slideshare and Pulse, the company has looked for ways to improve the two and bring them even more closer to LinkedIn then before. Two examples have been offered: Slideshare will be able to be personalized depending on your LinkedIn Profile, Network, and interaction with content from both services. Pulse will deliver much more relevant and personalized content.

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