LinkedIn already having to defend 'Intro'

Earlier this week, LinkedIn announced their plans for Intro. Now, they’re already having to defend the security of the service.

LinkedIn on Thursday faced criticism from security experts and confusion from members over Intro, a new software product that embeds public LinkedIn profiles into emails received by iPhone users.

In response, the online professional network published a blog post saying that it took extra precautions to ensure the security of its software, which was released Wednesday. The service allows iPhone users with email accounts provided by Google and others to automatically see LinkedIn profile information like a photo and job title inside emails sent from people who have LinkedIn accounts.

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