Look in your LinkedIn account settings. Under Groups, Companies, and Applications there are two data sharing options, Turn on/off data sharing with 3rd party applications and Manage settings for LinkedIn plugins on third-party sites. These were enabled in my configuration, so very likely LinkedIn has decided to treat all users, by default, with little respect. This is an opt-out intrusion. I suggest people opt out.
Wait, I'm on LinkedIn and I'm talking about privacy?