Essentially this is a shim that accesses your email. LinkedIn currently\u00a0support Gmail, Google Apps, Yahoo! Mail, AOL Mail, and iCloud. This hooks directly into iOS7's\u00a0mail application. The idea here is to provide you a little more background as to who might be sending you an email. Example, Bob is the Director of "Compliancy" for Megacorp and so forth. This shim, or proxy, allows all of your mail to be routed through...LinkedIn.\tOK, so who out there thinks that this is REMOTELY a good idea?\tFrom LinkedIn:\t\t\tToday, half of all emails are read on a mobile device!\t\t\tSo we set ourselves the challenge: bring the power of LinkedIn, and the technology of Rapportive, straight to the Apple Mail app on your iPhone.\t\t\tWe call it\u2026\u00a0LinkedIn Intro.\t\t\tIntro shows you LinkedIn profiles in your iPhone Mail app.\tSure, with all of these stories about data monitoring by the NSA\u00a0and lets not forget the security breaches at LinkedIn just over a year ago I have say this seems ill advised. Why should the end user have to give up security for the sake of convenience? Did anyone think to review this application from the security and privacy perspective?\u00a0\t*crickets*\tFrom password resets to personally identifiable information, it is curious that they would want to proxy this information. The ramifications could be significant. I can't imagine that the EFF or a privacy commissioner (from anywhere) would see this as a beneficial piece of software.\tThe key piece of the puzzle is how to remove this application if you have managed to load it already. Thankfully, LinkedIn has provided a step by step on how exactly to unscrew the situation.\u00a0\tFrom LinkedIn:\t\t\tTo uninstall LinkedIn Intro, you'll need to first remove the mail account, and then remove the associated profiles. For technical reasons, you can't remove the LinkedIn Intro app icon directly from your iPhone's home screen.\t\t\tTo remove a LinkedIn Intro mail account:\t\t\t\t\t\tTap the LinkedIn Intro app icon.\t\t\t\t\tTap to select the relevant mail account.\t\t\t\t\tTap the\u00a0remove account\u00a0button.\t\t\t\tTo remove LinkedIn Intro profiles and the app icon:\t\t\t\t\t\tFrom your iPhone home screen, tap the iPhone Settings app.\t\t\t\t\tTap the\u00a0General\u00a0section.\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tIf you weren't taken to the main page of your iPhone settings, tap the navigation arrow in the top left until you get back to the main settings page.\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tScroll down and tap the\u00a0Profiles\u00a0section.\t\t\t\t\tTap all profiles that start with LinkedIn Intro to remove. It's important to remove all of them.\t\t\t\tThis will remove the LinkedIn Intro app icon and all LinkedIn Intro mail accounts.\tDo not sacrifice what little security and privacy you have for the sake of convenience.\tI'm not out to beat LinkedIn about the head and neck with a salmon or Apple for that matter for allowing this. LinkedIn is a company and they're looking to make money. I get it. I feel compelled to point out that you, kind reader, are their product. It is incumbent upon you to take a stand and decide how your data is used.\tPersonally, I don't want more organizations have access to my personal email than already do...*cough* NSA *cough*\tAll kidding aside, think before you get an Intro.