Renowned video chat app Zoom is suspected over privacy and security post leaking its users’ information to Facebook. Zoom’s popularity is shooting up in the recent week as people are staying at home due to the spread of coronavirus.
This app has become a hub of communication for schools, friends group, workplaces, UK government to host video chats, helping large mass of people to connect virtually.
According to Motherboard analysis, the concern was raised when an iOS user downloaded the app and communicated with Facebook. It is said that when the app is opened, information such as device’s model, where they are connected from, phone network and the unique code that is used to recognise the device is gathered.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation observed that administrators can track how their employees are using a host of tools. Managers can keep a track of when and where the app is being used.