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Pornhub demand stiffened as Zoom went down
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Wednesday, 26 August 2020 10:55

Pornhub demand stiffened as Zoom went down


It seemed people went elsewhere

Users of the video conferencing software Zoom, who were presumably working from home, did not seem to be overly concerned when a major outage prevented them from attending online meetings.

Zoom will offer end-to-end encryption for video calls
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Trialing in July

 Zoom Video Communications Inc is planning to offer all its free and paying users end-to-end encryption for video calls and will launch a trial version in July, the video conferencing provider said yesterday.

Zoom admits it kowtowed to the Chinese
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Friday, 12 June 2020 12:01

Zoom admits it kowtowed to the Chinese


We messed up

Zoom has admitted that it stuffed up when it kowtowed to the Chinese government and cancelled the accounts of human rights activists about to have an online meeting about the Tiananmen Square crackdown.

Zoom accused of buttering up the Chinese government
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Don't mention Tiananmen Square

Zoom Video Communications is in hot water after it temporarily shut the account belonging to a group of US-based Chinese activists after they held an event to commemorate the 31st anniversary of China’s Tiananmen Square crackdown.

Zoom snaps up Keybase
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Friday, 08 May 2020 11:15

Zoom snaps up Keybase


Needs more encryption expertise

Online conferencing app Zoom has announced this morning that it has acquired Keybase, a startup with encryption expertise.

Hackers flog zero day exploits for Zoom
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Thursday, 16 April 2020 10:59

Hackers flog zero day exploits for Zoom


Home working creates new business

Hackers are flogging two critical vulnerabilities for the video conferencing software Zoom that would allow someone to hack users and spy on their calls.

Zoom faces fraud allegations
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Thursday, 09 April 2020 12:05

Zoom faces fraud allegations


Overstated security protocols

Video conferencing company Zoom is being sued by a shareholder over allegations of fraud and overstating the security protocols in place on its service.

Schools abandon Zoom for Microsoft Teams
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Tuesday, 07 April 2020 12:22

Schools abandon Zoom for Microsoft Teams


Zoom’s security problems were Vole’s gain

After many schools adopted Zoom to conduct online lessons during the coronavirus lockdown, concerns about security and privacy have led to a ban on the video conferencing software across the US.

Zoom poses security threats
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Friday, 03 April 2020 11:13

Zoom poses security threats


Probably not the best for your video communications

While many are switching to Zoom to solve their coronavirus lockdown communications problems, the video conferencing software has been dubbed a security nightmare by those in the know.

Mac version of Zoom turns on your camera
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Tuesday, 09 July 2019 13:22

Mac version of Zoom turns on your camera


Turns on your device even when you don’t want to

Security researcher Jonathan Leitschuh has publicly disclosed a severe zero-day vulnerability for the Zoom video conference app on Macs that could allow websites to turn on user cameras without permission.