Are video conferencing apps worth trusting?

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As there is an increased number in the spread of COVID – 19 AKA the Corona Virus, The whole world has been locked down. Due to this lock down, many Companies and Corporate have considered to do work from home. But sometimes they have to do conference through Video calls.
Hence there is an increase in number of downloads of video calling app, one to be very specific which is known as Zoom.

Zoom has become the most popular app for video conference amongst people. Teenagers use this app to chat with their friends and Professionals use this to conduct conferences with their employees.

But why zoom?
Zoom became popular because on this app more than 4 individual can join the video conference. At a time, which became much easier to connect with a large number of people. Though the zoom is a popular app, still it doesn’t have the basic security feature i.e., End-to-End Encryption. The company have even admitted that they have also placed a server in China.
Because of its privacy & security issues and lack of End-to-End Encryption with one server placed in China, US Law Enforcement (FBI) and Law Enforcement of various other countries like Taiwan, Spain, Italy have launched a warning against this app in public. To remain safe from this app, companies like SpaceX and Google have completely banned their employees from using this app, by saying none of our employees should use this app for any video conference, instead they suggested using Skype which is more secured.

Eric Yuan (CEO, Zoom App)

After asking The CEO of Zoom about issues in the app, He apologized for the inconvenience and have launched updates.

We recognize that we have fallen short of the community’s — and our own — privacy and security expectations. For that, I am deeply sorry.

In new updates the features were blocked which caused such issues. But still the basic security issue about end to end encryption haven’t solved yet.

 

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