Zoom rolls out new security measures amid privacy concerns

I’ve had the email from Eric (Zoom CEO) with details about the enhanced security/privacy features and am continuing to use Zoom, though I also have Teams, Webex and Skype for Business for use with particular clients. Quite a few block access to zoom.us. The problems of success that Zoom has had reflect the lack of “privacy by default and design” that went into the platform…:

Popular video-conferencing platform Zoom has apologized for issues with the security of its online service and announced a number of new measures to make the platform more secure for its users. This comes at a time when multiple countries and organizations are banning its use.

Issues such as data hacking, routing information through China and “Zoombombing” — where individuals can crash sessions — are high on the organization’s radar, according to Zoom chief executive Eric Yuan, who announced a number of steps being taken to combat these problems.

Beginning on Saturday, the company will give paid account users the option to select the region their data is routed through. This move is aimed at concerns that sending information through China could lead to an infringement of privacy.

“As a reminder, meeting servers in China have always been geofenced with the goal of ensuring that meeting data of users outside of China, stays outside of China,” the company said in a post.


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