The need for online privacy is finally resonating with video chat

The need for online privacy is finally resonating with video chat

The public’s generally blasé attitude towards online privacy finally seems to have met its match — in video chatting. 

On Friday, New York City banned its schools from using Zoom after determining the platform wasn’t private and secure enough. Like organizations and individuals around the world, the district had turned to Zoom to remotely carry on its business during coronavirus-necessitated social distancing orders. 

However, in recent weeks, Zoom’s data collection practices, lack of security and encryption, and multiple other vulnerabilities, came to light. So now, its prominence as the quarantine video chat tool of choice is in question. Read more…

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