Google and U.S. Senate Ban Internal Zoom Use

MacBook with warning against using ZoomZoom

Zoom, once one of the biggest beneficiaries of the global pandemic, recently saw more bad news than good news. After several schools and businesses prohibited Zoom, two other entities followed—Google and the US Senate. For its part, Zoom tries to straighten the ship by form a security council.

According to The Next Web, Google sent an internal email to employees explaining that Zoom would stop working on their work machines due to “security concerns” in the application.

The company later released a statement confirming the move, explaining that Zoom’s office client does not meet the company’s security standards. He went on to say that employees can use Zoom via a web browser or a mobile for personal use.

For its part, Google already has a video conferencing application, Google Meet, and it is not uncommon for companies to require employees to use tools designed by the company for security, if nothing else .

At the same time, the United States Senate has prohibits members from using Zoom as well as. The move follows a warning from the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms not to use the service.

Zoom knows it needs to resolve both trust and security issues, and it creates a security council for this purpose. One of the first members of the commission was Alex Stamos, who was Facebook’s security director from 2015 to 2018.

Before joining the board, he recently published a series of tweets discuss at length the severity of Zoom’s security vulnerabilities. He described Zoom’s problems as “shallow bugs” and a series of steps the company should take. Since then, he wrote an average article who goes into his new role.

The steps Zoom is already taking are encouraging, but it is clear that the company has a lot of work to do to regain the confidence of businesses and governments.

via The Next Web (1, 2), Engadget

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