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Arvind Narayanan Mar 31
Replying to @random_walker
Using malware techniques seems part of Zoom's DNA. Recently Zoom was caught secretly installing web servers on users' machines that allowed any website to forcibly join a user to a Zoom call, with their camera on, without consent.
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Arvind Narayanan Mar 31
Replying to @random_walker
Zoom is also a privacy disaster The creepiest feature is attention tracking. If it's on, it reports to the host if a user clicks away from the Zoom window for 30 seconds. As we all know, your boss constantly watching your screen is a great way to work.
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Arvind Narayanan Mar 31
Replying to @random_walker
The larger story is Zoom selling users out to appeal to its real customers: managers & companies. It tries hard to "just work"—crucial when there are 50 people on a call—even at the cost of acting like malware. And however misguided attention tracking is, there's a demand for it.
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Arvind Narayanan Mar 31
Replying to @random_walker
Yes, there are alternatives, but it's scary how dominant Zoom has become so quickly during the crisis. The fact that decisions are made at the enterprise level, combined with the usual network effects, means that individuals have basically zero power to choose not to use Zoom. 😠
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kamil Mar 31
Replying to @random_walker
I'm thinking out loud here, but there is no world in which Zoom survives a Microsoft onslaught right?
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Jose Gomez-Marquez 🇭🇳🇪🇸 Mar 31
Replying to @random_walker
Thank you. Now can you please give us options. It’s bothered me that video conferencing noun has become zoom And most of the uni’s have gotten institutional accounts.
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Oliver D. Reithmaier Mar 31
Replying to @jfgm @random_walker
Twitch. Discord. Jitsi. MS Teams.
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Subbu Mar 31
cc Need to review this for RCS.
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Sidney Vollmer Mar 31
Stock crashing in 3, 2,1...
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Anoo Bhuyan Mar 31
Replying to @random_walker
Oh goddddd
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