Zoom is a work-from-home privacy disaster waiting to happen

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by mood, Mar 20, 2020.

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    Zoom is a work-from-home privacy disaster waiting to happen
    March 13, 2020
    https://mashable.com/article/zoom-conference-call-work-from-home-privacy-concerns/
     
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    Didn't even think about this stuff. I have no expercience with tools like Slack, Zoom and MS Teams, but especially when it comes to businesses, privacy is a big deal.
     
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    People Are Looping Videos to Fake Paying Attention in Zoom Meetings
    March 23, 2020
    https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/7kzq5x/looping-videos-to-fake-paying-attention-in-zoom-meetings
     
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    Zoom for iOS sends your data to Facebook even if you don't have Facebook...
    March 26, 2020
    https://www.imore.com/zoom-ios-sends-your-data-facebook-even-if-you-dont-have-facebook
    Motherboard / Vice: Zoom iOS App Sends Data to Facebook Even if You Don’t Have a Facebook Account
     
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    Coronavirus latest: Ministry of Defence denies claims it has dumped Zoom over security fears
    https://www.computing.co.uk/news/4013202/coronavirus-zoom-security
     
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    Responding to backlash, Zoom stops sharing user data with Facebook
    Zoom's iOS update stops sharing your data with Facebook
    March 27, 2020

    https://www.imore.com/responding-backlash-zoom-stops-sharing-user-data-facebook
    Motherboard / Vice: Zoom Removes Code That Sends Data to Facebook
     
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    Zoom Calls Aren't as Private as You May Think. Here's What You Should Know
    Videos and notes can be used by companies and hosts
    March 24, 2020

    https://www.consumerreports.org/video-conferencing-services/zoom-teleconferencing-privacy-concerns/
     
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    HIPAA lawyer Jeff Drummond - blog entry
     
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    Zoom hit with class-action lawsuit for sharing user data with Facebook
    https://www.cyberscoop.com/zoom-lawsuit-facebook-california-privacy-ccpa/
     
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    Zoom Meetings Aren’t End-to-End Encrypted, Despite Misleading Marketing
    March 31, 2020
    https://theintercept.com/2020/03/31/zoom-meeting-encryption/
     
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    Zoom is leaking some user information because of an issue with how the app groups contacts
    March 31, 2020
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/31/...ion-email-addresses-photos-contacts-directory
    Motherboard / Vice: Zoom is Leaking Peoples' Email Addresses and Photos to Strangers
     
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    Maybe we shouldn’t use Zoom after all
    March 31, 2020
    https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/31/zoom-at-your-own-risk/
     
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    N.Y. Attorney General raises concerns about Zoom’s handling of sensitive data
    April 1, 2020
    https://www.onmsft.com/news/n-y-att...ncerns-about-zooms-handling-of-sensitive-data
     
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    Perhaps a change of heart on their end is to be expected soon.
     
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    "(Reuters) Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX has banned its employees from using video conferencing app Zoom, citing "significant privacy and security concerns," according to a memo seen by Reuters, days after U.S. law enforcement warned users about the security of the popular app"

    https://twitter.com/carlquintanilla/status/1245681267489812480
     
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    "Thousands of Zoom video calls left exposed on open Web

    Many of the videos include personally identifiable information and deeply intimate conversations, recorded in people’s homes.

    Thousands of personal Zoom videos have been left viewable on the open Web, highlighting the privacy risks to millions of Americans as they shift many of their personal interactions to video calls in an age of social distancing. Many of the videos appear to have been recorded through Zoom’s software and saved onto online storage space without a password. But because Zoom names every video recording in an identical way, a simple online search can reveal a long stream of videos that anyone can download and watch..."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/tech...sands-zoom-video-calls-left-exposed-open-web/
     
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    Zoom admits some calls were routed through China by mistake
    April 4, 2020
    https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/03/zoom-calls-routed-china/
    Citizen Lab: A Quick Look at the Confidentiality of Zoom Meetings
    Zoom: Response to Research From University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab
     
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    https://www.irishtimes.com/business...conferencing-boris-johnson-is-worse-1.4218175
     
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    American schools are banning Zoom and switching to Microsoft Teams
    April 5, 2020
    https://betanews.com/2020/04/05/us-schools-ban-zoom/
     
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    Beyond Zoom: How Safe Are Slack and Other Collaboration Apps?
    https://threatpost.com/beyond-zoom-safe-slack-collaboration-apps/
     
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    Taiwan is taking cybersecurity seriously by banning the use of Zoom in government
    April 7, 2020
    https://qz.com/1834151/taiwan-government-bans-official-use-of-zoom/
    Executive Yuan orders agencies to step up video conferencing security
     
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    Zoom sued for overstating, not disclosing privacy, security flaws
    April 8, 2020
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...sclosing-privacy-security-flaws-idUSKBN21Q10V
     
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