LinkedIn’s effective response to Intro backlash

Thoroughness and transparency highlight the network’s blog post addressing privacy concerns.

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Following last week’s LinkedIn Intro announcement, security and technology researchers have responded with skepticism and criticism about the technology, which allows for email account synchronization with LinkedIn profiles in order to tell the recipient more (or less) about the sender.

It would provide a sort of LinkedIn verification, showing mutual connections and other information about the sender, with the goal of affording users a more personal, less spam-like exchange.

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