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LinkedIn updates apps in response to privacy concerns

Mobile security researchers Yair Amit and Adi Sharabani discovered that once enabled by the user, an opt-in feature on the iOS app’s calendar automatically transmits users’ calendar entries, including passwords and meeting notes, back to LinkedIn servers. The transmission of data, which is not revealed to users, is thought to violate Apple’s privacy guidelines, which prohibit apps from collecting and transmitting users’ data without their express permission.