Google has banned the use of Zoom teleconference platforms for its employees, for security reasons. Zoom has become one of the most popular free video chat services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last week, Google emailed its employees about the ban and told employees who installed the Zoom app on their Google-supplied machines that the software would no longer work. “We have long had a policy of not allowing employees to use unapproved apps for work outside of our corporate network,” The Verge spokesperson Jose Castaneda quoted Google.
“Recently, our security team informed employees who use Zoom Desktop Client that it will no longer work on corporate computers because it does not meet our security standards for apps used by our employees. Employees who have used Zoom to keep in touch with family and friends can continue to do this via a web browser or mobile, “Castaneda added. Zoom’s vulnerabilities were previously in the spotlight. The company was criticized for lax privacy and security measures, such as in July 2019 when a macOS error allowed a zoom URL to forcibly activate a MacBook webcam. (ANI)
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