Zoom Is So Unsafe That Taiwan Govt, New York Schools Have Banned This App: Find Out Why?
People are heavily relying on the Zoom video conferencing app in this difficult time to connect with their loved ones and even carry out their work-related meetings as well.
However, the app hasn’t managed to win the trust of people, what with a lot of controversies circling around about the Zoom being a spying app for China amongst others.
And now, the Zoom app has been banned by the Taiwanese government and the schools in New York, citing security reasons.
Find out more details right here!
Taiwanese Government Bans Zoom App Due To China Security Fears
Last week, there was news about the Zoom teleconferencing app being a spying tool for China, and the app lacking necessary security features that opened up all private and confidential video meetings.
And now, the Taiwanese government has banned public bodies from using apps with security concerns “such as Zoom”. The government has announced that competitors like Google and Microsoft were to be used instead.
This comes very soon after the Zoom app revealed that some of its traffic was “mistakenly” routed through Beijing, despite the fact that all the participants on the Zoom call were located in North America.
SpaceX and NASA are some of the other companies that have also banned Zoom videoconferencing app.
New York City Bans Zoom In Schools Also Due To Security Concerns
Its been difficult for schools everywhere to function normally, but they are trying to do so with the help of video conferencing apps. However, New York City has banned the popular video calling app Zoom for remote teaching, due to its lack of proper security measures.
Danielle Filson, a spokesperson for the New York City Dept. of Education said, “Providing a safe and secure remote learning experience for our students is essential, and upon further review of security concerns, schools should move away from using Zoom as soon as possible.”
This ban covers about 1.1 million students in 1800 schools across five boroughs in the city.
The Department of education in the city is recommending schools and teachers to use Microsoft Teams, which has the “same capabilities with appropriate security measures in place.”