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LinkedIn To Allow Teens

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY—U.S.

August 20, 2013

Professional networking site LinkedIn will soon welcome teens ages 14 and up, Forbes reports. The service was previously only available to users aged 18 and up, but it will launch “University Pages” in an effort to help college-bound students network. The change required LinkedIn staff to do some research on how to protect teens’ privacy online. Privacy settings for teens will include hiding birth dates, preventing their profiles from appearing in public search engines and only allowing their photos to be visible to “first-degree” connections.
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