Zoom may no longer be GDPR-compatible

A German data watchdog has warned public sector organizations against using the on-demand version of hugely popular video conferencing tool Zoom, which it says is no longer compatible with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Hamburg’s acting Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Ulrich Kühn warned the city’s Senate Chancellery that Zoom (the on-demand variant) doesn’t meet the …

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Zoom is launching its own events platform

Zoom is betting our virtual lifestyles won’t be going away any time soon and has, to that end, created a new platform to help facilitate the experience. Called Zoom Events, the new platform will enable users to create interactive virtual experiences, such as summits or conferences.   Zoom Events is comprised of a series of Zoom products, such as Meetings, …

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Microsoft and Zoom were the most impersonated brands in 2020

Microsoft’s collaboration platform Teams and video conferencing service Zoom both experienced unprecedented growth in 2020, as the pandemic took hold and employees everywhere were sent to work from home.  As a result of this newfound popularity, the two services also became the most frequently impersonated among fraudsters and cybercriminals.  A new report from VPN provider Atlas VPN claims that four …

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Zoom promises major security overhaul

Video conferencing platform Zoom has addressed accusations surrounding negligent and misleading security practices by settling with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the company has confirmed. After analyzing Zoom’s cybersecurity practices, the FTC said the company engaged in a “series of deceptive and unfair practices that undermined the security of its users”.  The firm was said to have lied about its …

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