πŸ“‘ Zoom Calls Aren’t as Private as You May Think. Here’s What You Should Know.

Bookmarked Zoom Calls Aren’t as Private as You May Think. Here’s What You Should Know. (Consumer Reports)

Many consumers and businesses are using Zoom teleconferences during the coronavirus pandemic, raising privacy concerns. Consumer Reports has guidance for both users and hosts.

With all the hype around Zoom as the solution to productivity in a time of social distancing, Allen St. John discusses some of the features and practices that people may not be fully aware of. This includes the ability for hosts to record meetings and monitor the attention of those participating.

In another post, Joseph Cox discusses the way in which Zoom shares information about iOS users with Facebook:

The Zoom app notifies Facebook when the user opens the app, details on the user’s device such as the model, the time zone and city they are connecting from, which phone carrier they are using, and a unique advertiser identifier created by the user’s device which companies can use to target a user with advertisements

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