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This article was published on October 26, 2013


LinkedIn attempts to iron out security concerns surrounding Intro for iOS

LinkedIn attempts to iron out security concerns surrounding Intro for iOS
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Former TNW employee

Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

LinkedIn today published a post attempting to alleviate security concerns related to a new product launched earlier this week called Intro that extends the iOS mail client. The tool proxies emails through LinkedIn’s servers to add information about senders from the social network’s data. Unfortunately, that feature comes at a price: it requires LinkedIn to act as a proxy for your email and temporarily store them on its servers.

Today, the company has published details on how secure it believes the service is, saying that it was reviewed by external security companies and that its privacy policies should put potential users’ fears to rest.

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