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Glasses reveal company secrets
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Monday, 19 September 2022 10:32

Glasses reveal company secrets


As does taking top secret documents home with you

Video conferencing participants wearing specs are inadvertently revealing sensitive on-screen information via reflections.

Boss admits Zoom firings were poorly handled
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Thursday, 09 December 2021 12:31

Boss admits Zoom firings were poorly handled


I “blundered the execution”

A boss of a US mortgage company, who fired hundreds of his staff in a Zoom meeting admits that he might have blundered the execution… in much the same way that Henry the VIII did for Thomas Cromwell.

Hamburgers warned of Zoom’s dangers
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Wednesday, 18 August 2021 10:50

Hamburgers warned of Zoom’s dangers


Data flips break EU laws

Hamburg's state government has been formally warned against using Zoom over data protection concerns.

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.