The Coronavirus induced global lockdown is radically altering approaches of our way of living, while the virus has grounded masses around the world it has made us pay the horrid costs of being separated from our loved ones.
While the advent of Zoom app amidst a global pandemic as such received a great response across the world, it made masses hopelessly reliant on video-calling services to connect with their loved ones. But over time the Zoom has garnered criticism, making users vulnerable and prone to cyber threats.
Zoom is reported to have a bug that can be abused intentionally to leak information of users to third parties.
With users alleging that the Zoom app practices data hoarding and cyber hoarding, which includes mass storage of personal data of its users and stores cloud recordings, instant messages and files.
The Supreme Court has now taken a stand, asking for responses from the Central government and Zoom Video Communications Inc. to assess whether the video conferencing application should be banned in India owing to privacy and data security concerns based on a public interest litigation filed with the court.
Speaking to NMTV, Navi Mumbai Activist Tejinder Singh educated citizens on the trending Zoom App citing serious risks it poses to the security concerns of users across the globe.
While Zoom is being highly criticised for all the security concerns that have been highlighted, its competitive tech-giants such as Google Meet, Microsoft Skype, WhatsApp, and others are using this opportunity to promote their respective products.
In wake of mounting criticism the Zoom company has embarked on an apology tour to reassure users as they work to improve security and privacy on the videoconferencing app that has transitioned itself to be the virtual space gravitating the world amid the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.
While we live in times where everything is going online and people are always on the internet, incidents of cyber attacks are on a huge rise and if Zoom fails to comply with users’ privacy demands it may soon lose out on a large chunk of profit in a dwindling economy.