Millions of people are unable to leave home because of coronavirus (Covid-19), video calling apps work for many to keep in touch and see faces with other people, whether family or friends. One of the most viral Zoom in, an app for group video calls that was already known but that as a result of this trend their number of users has increased significantly, though its security-related practices. After allegations of a lack of privacy and security, The CEO of the application decided to provide a response right at the critical moment of the video calling app.
Eric S. Yuan, Zoom manager, gave an interview to CNN where she wanted to respond to the security and privacy issues of her video call program, and confirmed that "We had something wrong"
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"We moved very quickly… and we had some problems. We have learned our lessons and gone back to them focus on privacy and security"The Zoom manager says. In the last days the app has seen its downloads increase dramatically, because many people use the app to communicate with their friends and family, or performance and study. However, Zoom has also been plagued by a security problem, until the company itself said it would s top feature updates for three months to focus on the privacy and security of its users.
New York City bans schools from using Zoom in classrooms
Many colleges and schools using Zoom to create classes remotely, and thus protect students from losing property. However, and due to security issues, New York City (United States) schools have been banned from using this popular video calling app, as reported on TechCrunch.
"Providing a safe and secure learning experience for our students is essential, and after constant review of security issues, schools should stop using Zoom as soon as possible. There are many new features of distance learning, and taking real-time decisions will be of great benefit to staff and students, ”said Danielle Filson, spokeswoman for the New York Department of Education.
However, the city's Department of Education is asking schools to take these types of classes. with Microsoft teams such as Teams,, according to Danielle Filson, "has the same power as the appropriate security measures." A ban that will affect others 1.1 million students in more than 1,800 schools