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Zoom Sends Encryption Keys to China, Potentially Providing Access to Private Conversations

The Infinite Brief
Zoom, the videoconferencing giant that’s gained huge popularity in the work-from-home coronavirus age, sends user data to China.

The report’s authors, Bill Marczak and John Scott-Railton at the University of Toronto-based Citizen Lab, say their findings raise issues about whether U.S. government organizations should be using it at all.

U.S. agencies handling the coronavirus response had spent a collective $1.3 million on Zoom tech in just a few days at the end of March.

“The research seems to raise a lot of questions, which Zoom really needs to answer with detail, not vague promises or denials. Be transparent if you want people to trust your product,” said professor Alan Woodward, a cryptography expert at the University of Surrey.

Curated from Forbes

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