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Forget Zoom: Use these private video-chatting tools, instead

Posted on Tuesday, March 31st, 2020




Zoom is so last week — which, in the time of coronavirus, might as well be last year. 

The videoconference tool that’s captured the nation’s attention as it socially distances and shelters in place has won legions of converts for its easy-to-use interface and fun backgrounds. It also happens to be a privacy nightmare. Thankfully, there are other options that cybersecurity and privacy experts say will get the job done — without the baggage. 

And yes, Zoom has a lot of baggage. Let’s start with the fact that the company has misrepresented the security of its videoconferencing serviceThe Intercept reported today that, despite telling users that “Zoom is using an end to end encrypted connection,” the company does not in fact end-to-end encrypt calls on its platform.  Read more…

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