Google bans Zoom’s official use over privacy concern

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Sienna Rowley
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Another day and another company has forbidden Zoom over privacy concerns around the popular video conferencing app. Biggest of all: Google has stopped all its employees from utilizing Zoom on their devices. After knowing the vulnerabilities and accusations, the Taiwan government and several companies like New York City’s Department of Education, agencies, Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Tesla have banned the use of Zoom.

Google meet the best alternative for zoom

The organization’s security team sent a private email last week informing staffers that Zoom would stop running on their work machines, indicating “security concerns” in the video conferencing app. It’s worth remarking that Google has a video conferencing app named Google Meet (in the past known as Hangout Meet). The organization can easily use that internally and withdraw Zoom for the time being.

Previous week Zoom has issued fixes for UNC path injection and other vulnerabilities. Soon, Eric Yuan, Zoom Chief Executive Officer published a blog post and excused for the mistakes. Recently a shareholder blamed Zoom Video Communications for hiding vulnerabilities in its video conferencing app. Previous week some researchers identified that the company was redirecting some traffic in North America from zoom via Beijing.

Researchers at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab said. The accelerated uptake of teleconference platforms such as Zoom, without proper vetting, possibly sets state secrets, trade secrets, and human rights supporters, in danger.

In response to researchers at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab’s accusation. The company stated it had mistakenly sent traffic via Chinese data centers because it was managing with a high growth in demand. The company declared that it has taken several steps to blacklist data centers in china for its non-Chinese clients. The company further added that they are working on two primary topics, geo-fencing, and meeting encryption. For now, we have to look at what steps will take to better its reputation.

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