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Title    Scrutiny Needed for Teleconferencing Software and Their Backing Companies
Date    Sunday April 05 2020, @03:22AM
Author    Fnord666
from the look-before-you-leap dept.

canopic jug writes:

Zoom has had a meteoric rise as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak. Jitsi and other useful teleconferencing tools are not very well known, though still widely used. Nearly all the buzz has been about the newcomer instead, but few have actually evaluated it. One group has. The Citizen Lab, an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, at the University of Toronto, has investigated Zoom briefly, covering both the technology, especially its lack of encryption, and the company itself:

Key Findings

In a nutshell, throughout the mad rush to adopt teleconferencing software, due diligence has been largely abandoned and licenses left unread and software unevaluated. More scrutiny was needed, and still is needed, when acquiring and deploying software. That goes double for communications software.


Original Submission


  1. "canopic jug" -
  2. "Jitsi" -
  3. "The Citizen Lab" -
  4. "investigated Zoom briefly" -
  5. "documentation" -
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  7. "Now That Everyone's Using Zoom, Here Are Some Privacy Risks You Need to Watch Out For" -
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  10. "Original Submission" -

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