After NASA and Elon Musk’s space exploration company SpaceX, it’s now google’s burn ban to its employees from using the zoom app. The teleconferencing app has seen its popularity go through the charts but comes with its fair share of privacy concerns. As reported by BuzzFeed, Google sent an email last week to all its employees about the google ban zoom app.
Google Ban Zoom
Google told its employees that whoever had Zoom installed on their machines, the software will soon not function. interestingly, Google does have its zoom competitor, meet, which is a part of the G-suite apps. Google spokesperson Jose Castaneda told BuzzFeed News that the company has had a policy of not allowing employees to use “unapproved apps” for work.
Recently, our security team informed employees using zoom desktop client that it will no longer run on cooperating computers as it does not meet our security standards for apps used by our employees.
Employees who have been using the zoom to stay in touch with family and friends can continue to do so through a web browser or via mobile. Castaneda told BuzzFeed news.
A flurry of online reports has suggested that Zoom does have privacy and security concerns. Lack of end-to-end encryption has been a big concern. Zoom CEO Eric S Yuan said that the company is taking the necessary steps to meet the challenges.
The company for the next 90 days will not launch any new features but instead work on security and privacy issues.
Elon Musk’s space exploration company SpaceX has also told its employees not to use the zoom app. According to a report by Reuters, SpaceX sent a memo to its employees on March 28 where it clearly stated that employees shouldn’t use the zoom app.