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2020/04/05 18:09:49 (permalink)
Zoom admits user data ‘mistakenly’ routed through China
 
Videoconferencing app under pressure over security and privacy issues
Hannah Murphy in San Francisco APRIL 4 2020
 
 Zoom, the videoconferencing app that has become wildly popular during the
coronavirus crisis, admitted that it had “mistakenly” routed some user data
through China, marking the latest in a string of mis-steps to cast doubt on the
security of the platform. 
 
The Silicon Valley company — which has been used by the British
government, among others, to host meetings during the pandemic — said late
on Friday that certain meetings held by its non-Chinese users may have been
“allowed to connect to systems in China, where they should not have been
able to connect”.
 
The company said it had “mistakenly” allowed the calls to flow through its two
Chinese data centres since February as part of its efforts to cope with
increased traffic, as millions of users flocked to use its technology to host
business meetings and social catch-ups during lockdown. 
 
The company said it had since fixed the flaw, adding that the error occurred
only “under extremely limited circumstances” and that government customers
were not affected. 
 
Zoom has significant operations in China, including a research and
development department with more than 700 staff, which it has cast as a bid
to keep personnel costs low. 
 
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    ty_ger07
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    Re: Videoconferencing app under pressure over security and privacy issues. 2020/04/05 20:19:12 (permalink)
    Why should I care? FUD
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    Re: Videoconferencing app under pressure over security and privacy issues. 2020/04/05 22:56:44 (permalink)
    What I wanna know is how Zoom magically became a thing only after COVID19 outbreak. Never heard of it before feral idiots started using it and posting memes about it.
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    Re: Videoconferencing app under pressure over security and privacy issues. 2020/04/05 23:10:08 (permalink)
    Thank goodness my company doesn't use Zoom. 

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    Re: Videoconferencing app under pressure over security and privacy issues. 2020/04/06 07:38:02 (permalink)
     
    Our daughter's school has been using it (although banned as of last Friday due to media-hyped security issues), and we have been using it for kids free meetings every afternoon.. all without issue. Thing is, there ARE security options available with it (domain-specific only, waiting rooms, passwords etc), but not by default, and nobody seems to be saying that - least of all the MSM who love to ignore relevant facts if it doesn't fit their sensationalist narrative.
     

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    Re: Videoconferencing app under pressure over security and privacy issues. 2020/04/06 09:33:51 (permalink)
    Zoom is a good platform   Zoom Video Communications
     
    The Host (Meeting Coordinator) needs to set it up correctly Zoom Security .... they can even control who can join (waiting room, passwords ....) or who is allowed to Talk /Post pictures / control the screen
     
    This China server thing - is interesting - China is know for all sorts of intelligence gathering & hacking

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