Zoom usage has risen sharply as political parties, corporate offices, schools, organizations and millions of people around the world have started working from home after countries have begun to restrict population movements to slow the spread of coronavirus.
However, the huge influx of users on its platform has raised concerns, including the lack of interfacial encryption of meetings, routing through China, and “zombies” when uninvited guests can crash into “call.”
Against this background, the US Senate recommended that members not use the Zoom videoconferencing application because of data security concerns. Senators were asked to find an alternative platform for teleworking.
The Financial Times reported on Thursday, although the company is trying to prevent global resistance to its rapidly growing application.
The Financial Times reported on a quote from the person who saw the warning, adding that the Senate had ceased to officially ban Zoom Video Communications Inc.
To address these concerns, Alex Stamos, former security chief of the company, hired Facebook as an advisor and set up an advisory board to review its privacy and security practices.
On Wednesday, Google has banned Alphabet Inc desktop version for its business laptops.
Taiwan and Germany have already restricted the use of Zoom, while Elon Musk’s SpaceX has banned the application due to security concerns.
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