Zoom is one of the many advanced video compilation tools due to the coronavirus epidemic.
Although there are many providers offering the same service, Zoom & # 39; s free tier continues to provide everything most users want to keep in touch while working at home.
Its feature set includes instant messaging, interactive whiteboards, or simple file sharing, which makes it always more crowded than Skype.
Only really paid resources (it's worth noting that some of these are free during violence).
However, according to the investigation report Posted to Forbes, There are reasons why you should think twice before using it to communicate with friends or colleagues.
Are Zoom sessions private?
Obviously, all of those features mean that Zoom can collect huge amounts of data about you in a single video call. This includes all messages you send, files you share, and video or audio during calls.
If Zoom use of this data wasn't bad enough, much of it could be controlled from guardian of calls. Participants may know that managers have additional rights when it comes to driving details, with these options often buried in settings.
Although Zoom meetings are prevented from reaching the end, sometimes it is only necessary to enter a meeting ID to join the call. This depends on each person being invited to keep that information secure, or other people can access the phones.
Many private conversations will now take place with Zoom, which poses a serious security risk.
The fact that calls can be easily recorded and sent directly from the Zoom system can be very useful, but the keeper is under full control of where those files can store.
Although you may trust the caller to make sure your donations do not stick to the Internet, this is a risk you have to be prepared for.
Zoom also gives broadcasters the option to turn on "attention tracking", which can tell when an attendee has clicked out of the program for more than 30 seconds sharing a screen. While this may work for recovery, it feels incrusive.
Adding a video provides a layer of data that can be collected, meaning Zoom can get a lot of information about you and even Google through its smart speakers.
Is Zoom sending data to Facebook?
One of the companies mentioned by Zoom sharing the data also appears to be Facebook, and the company has not done a good job of disclosing this. A particular Zoom iOS app is guaranteed to send data to Facebook without the knowledge or consent of users, and this may have spread to other platforms.
Surprisingly, Facebook can get this data whether or not you have an account with them, which sounds like a Zoom user domain.
Millions of people banned Facebook following the Cambridge Analytica complaint in 2018, and many no longer feel skeptical about providing the company with huge amounts of their personal information.
Zoom's rapid growth is something that has happened recently, so it doesn't have the same history of defying privacy laws as Facebook. In this time of crisis, people are clearly focused on a very large number of things as a collaborative tool, but we should not be wary of certain privacy practices.
Original text published on our sister website TechAdvisor UK.