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Zoom freezes all the updates for the next 90 days to fix all privacy issues

Zoom freezes all the updates for the next 90 days to fix all privacy issues

With the Coronavirus outbreak, Zoom has gained a lot of attention in recent months. This app has crossed 100 Million downloads on the Play Store and has gained millions of new users.

CEO Eric Yuan posted on Zoom that last year in December, Zoom had 10 Million, daily users. Recently the numbers have increased to 200 Million daily users. Over 90,000 schools across 20 countries worldwide are already using the app.

Zoom's CEO Eric Yuan
Zoom’s CEO Eric Yuan

Recently, researchers found that the chat feature in the Zoom Windows client could be used by hackers to steal login credentials because Zoom automatically turns links into clickable UNC paths.


“We recognize that we have fallen short of the community’s – and our own – privacy and security expectations. For that, I am deeply sorry, and I want to share what we are doing about it,” Yuan admitted.

Hence, for the next 90 days, the company will be working on fixing safety and privacy issues. Furthermore, the company will be taking help from third-party experts to find loopholes and improve the service. Starting next week, Yuan will host a weekly webinar on Wednesdays at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET to provide privacy and security updates to the community.

 

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