Handy audio recorder puts field, music and podcast workflows on tap

Zoom has revealed a new app-driven portable audio recorder. Whether you’re out in the field, capturing the latest groove at band practice or producing your latest podcast, the H8 is like an all you can eat buffet for audio recording.Continue ReadingCat… Continue reading Handy audio recorder puts field, music and podcast workflows on tap

Zoom founder and CEO Eric Yuan will speak at Disrupt 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has bruised and battered many technology startups, but it has also boosted a small few. One such company is Zoom, which has shouldered the task of keeping us connected to one another in the midst of remote work and social distancing. So, of course, we’re absolutely thrilled to have the chance to […] Continue reading Zoom founder and CEO Eric Yuan will speak at Disrupt 2020

Zoom to Implement End-to-End Encryption for All Users, Not Just Paid

Zoom announced that end-to-end encryption (E2EE) will be available to all users, free and premium, marking a shift in strategy at the US company. One of the more controversial measures announced by Zoom a few weeks ago was related to their end-to-end e… Continue reading Zoom to Implement End-to-End Encryption for All Users, Not Just Paid

End-to-end encryption will be offered to all Zoom users

Zoom Video Communications has decided to extend the benefits of end-to-end encryption (E2EE) not only to paying Zoom customers, but to those who create free accounts, as well. The decision was reached after much public outcry by privacy-minded users an… Continue reading End-to-end encryption will be offered to all Zoom users

In reversal, Zoom says all users will have access to end-to-end encryption

Zoom has decided it will be able to offer end-to-end encryption to both free and paid users after all, reversing a recent decision that would have limited the feature to paid users, company founder Eric S. Yuan announced Wednesday. “Since releasing the draft design of Zoom’s end-to-end encryption (E2EE) on May 22, we have engaged with civil liberties organizations, our CISO council, child safety advocates, encryption experts, government representatives, our own users, and others to gather their feedback on this feature. We have also explored new technologies to enable us to offer E2EE to all tiers of users,” Yuan writes in a company blog. In order to gain access to end-to-end encryption, users will have to provide additional information, such as verifying their cell phone number through a text message, Yuan said. Yuan previously said that the earlier decision was rooted in the idea that Zoom should be able to share information with law […]

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Zoom apologizes for disabling US accounts commemorating Tiananmen Square anniversary

Video conferencing service Zoom has apologized for yielding to Chinese government pressure and suspending U.S.-based user accounts that commemorated the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in China. The apology comes after an uproar from human rights activists and U.S. lawmakers for Zoom’s role in suppressing dissent outside of mainland China. At the request of the Chinese government, Zoom shut down three video meetings marking the anniversary. Some of the meeting organizers were based in the U.S. and in Hong Kong. “Recent articles in the media about adverse actions we took toward [those commemorating Tiananmen] have some calling into question our commitment to being a platform for an open exchange of ideas and conversations,” Zoom said in a blog post Thursday.  “Going forward Zoom will not allow requests from the Chinese government to impact anyone outside of mainland China.” The Zoom users were marking 31 years since Chinese troops fired on pro-democracy […]

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Is Zoom the Next Huawei? ‘Puppet of Chinese,’ Say Critics

Zoom has been closing accounts of U.S. residents who are critical of the Chinese Communist Party.
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Minneapolis Police Website Hacked, Zoom Encryption, eBay Port Scanning

In episode 124 for June 8th 2020: Details on how the Minneapolis Police website may have been hacked, Zoom’s plan to implement end-to-end encryption, and why eBay and other sites may be port scanning your computer. ** Show notes and links mention… Continue reading Minneapolis Police Website Hacked, Zoom Encryption, eBay Port Scanning