As the effects of pandemic bustle the balance of our planet, people have been forced to lock themselves inside their homes. Millions resort to digital avenues to be able to indulge in work from home while still fighting the scare and spook of the COVID-19, and this rapid emergence of working from home has given rise to people using video conferencing platforms like Zoom and Skype to carry out professional and friendly work-related meetings. However, the widely popular video conferencing platform has been making headlines for all the long reasons. The iOS version of Zoom is under fire for compromising the privacy of its users.
According to an investigation by the Motherboard, Zoom was accused of sending users private data to Facebook using the zoom iOS platform. Zoom’s unregulated sending of users’ data to Facebook is not mentioned anywhere in the privacy section of the platform. Post the recent revelations, Zoom has been facing a humongous amount of backlash from the user worldwide, people have charged the company for its atrocious conduct during the times of difficulty and medical emergency.
Zoom has made a statement saying that they respect the privacy of their users and have removed the Facebook signing-in feature from their iOS platform to prevent any unnecessary seepage of data, the platform has vowed to take meaningful, and preventive steps to investigate the whole matter and they have promised to take strict measure to avoid any future privacy infringement issues. Facebook has been in the news for selling user data without their permission, and now this another case of comprising the user security has facebook again under the lens of public criticism, our increased dependency on these social platforms has been poisonous incorporation of frauds and swindlers in our personal life. Zoom has apologized and assured the users, but one still wonders about how much water do these false claims hold in them