Proposed FTC settlement is a disservice to Zoom customers, says Commissioner

Proposed FTC settlement is a disservice to Zoom customers, says Commissioner

Zoom and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have come to a tentative settlement agreement regarding the video conferencing company’s false advertising of end-to-end encryption along with other issues.

Zoom strong-armed by US watchdog to beef up security after boasting of end-to-end encryption that didn't exist

Zoom strong-armed by US watchdog to beef up security after boasting of end-to-end encryption that didn't exist

The commission's investigation also dug into Zoom’s earlier claim it offered 256-bit end-to-end encryption when in fact the feature didn't actually exist – the software maker says it has since implemented the technology.

Lawsuit: Zoom Lied About Security Measures, End-to-End Encryption

Lawsuit: Zoom Lied About Security Measures, End-to-End Encryption

Zoom is facing another lawsuit alleging that the video communications company has deceived consumers by making false claims about its privacy measures.Zoom encryption claims false, watchdog alleges in lawsuit.

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: June 26th, 2020

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: June 26th, 2020

Two separate groups of security researchers have discovered and reported a zero-day vulnerability in the firmware of 79 models of Netgear routers.Zoom has reversed its previous decision and will allow free users to have access to end-to-end encryption.

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: June 12th, 2020

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: June 12th, 2020

To work together with law enforcement, Zoom won’t provide end-to-end encryption for free users.Of course, to be able to track the development of a potentially fake news chain message, apps would have to do away with end-to-end encryption and continuously monitor their users.

Zoom plans new blocking features to comply with requests from Chinese government

Zoom plans new blocking features to comply with requests from Chinese government

Zoom says it’s working on new features that will allow it to block users based on their geographical location after admitting it recently suspended three user accounts based in Hong Kong and the US at the request of the Chinese government.

Zoom to exclude free calls from end-to-end encryption to allow FBI cooperation

Zoom to exclude free calls from end-to-end encryption to allow FBI cooperation

, the popular video conferencing platform, has announced it will provide end-to-end encryption after facing a litany of privacy and security concerns – but only to users who pay for it.

To work together with law enforcement, Zoom won’t provide end-to-end encryption for free users

To work together with law enforcement, Zoom won’t provide end-to-end encryption for free users

Zoom CEO Eric Yuan has admitted that he won’t provide end-to-end encryption to free users in favor of being able to work with law enforcement.Because we also want to work together, say, with FBI, with local law enforcement in case some people that use Zoom for a bad purpose, right?”.

Warning: Zoom Sends Encryption Keys To China (Sometimes)

Warning: Zoom Sends Encryption Keys To China (Sometimes)

When Citizen Lab looked at where their U.S.- and Canada-based Zoom conversations were being routed, the researchers discovered encryption keys were sometimes sent to Beijing, though would be handled by servers in other countries, too.

Zoom Meetings Aren’t End-to-End Encrypted, Despite Misleading Marketing

Zoom Meetings Aren’t End-to-End Encrypted, Despite Misleading Marketing

This is known as transport encryption, which is different from end-to-end encryption because the Zoom service itself can access the unencrypted video and audio content of Zoom meetings.

Zoom is a work-from-home privacy disaster waiting to happen

Zoom is a work-from-home privacy disaster waiting to happen

We reached out to Zoom in an effort to determine whether meeting participants are notified if and when hosts enable attendee attention tracking, but received no immediate response.However, there's more: That said, Zoom does use certain standard advertising tools which require Personal Data (think, for example, Google Ads and Google Analytics).

New York Attorney General Looks Into Zoom’s Privacy Practices

New York Attorney General Looks Into Zoom’s Privacy Practices

Last week, after an article on the news site Motherboard reported that software inside the Zoom iPhone app was sending user data to Facebook, the company said it was removing the tracking software.

Zoom Removes Code That Sends Data to Facebook

Zoom Removes Code That Sends Data to Facebook

On Friday video-conferencing software Zoom issued an update to its iOS app which stops it sending certain pieces of data to Facebook.

Zoom iOS App Sends Data to Facebook Even if You Don’t Have a Facebook Account

Zoom iOS App Sends Data to Facebook Even if You Don’t Have a Facebook Account

What the company and its privacy policy don't make clear is that the iOS version of the Zoom app is sending some analytics data to Facebook, even if Zoom users don't have a Facebook account, according to a Motherboard analysis of the app.

The DEA and ICE are hiding surveillance cameras in streetlights

The DEA and ICE are hiding surveillance cameras in streetlights

Earlier this week, the DEA issued a solicitation for “concealments made to house network PTZ [Pan-Tilt-Zoom] camera, cellular modem, cellular compression device,” noting that the government intended to give the contract to Obsidian Integration LLC, an Oregon company with a sizable number of federal law enforcement customers.