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Video service Zoom taking security seriously: U.S. government memo

Video conferencing company Zoom has been responsive to concerns over its software, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said in a memo recently distributed to top government cybersecurity officials and seen by Reuters. The memo – drafted by DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, which screens…

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Two U.S. state AGs seek info on Zoom’s privacy practices

At least two U.S. state attorneys have sought information from Zoom Video Communications Inc following multiple reports that questioned the privacy and security of the video-conferencing app.  Zoom’s popularity has surged as employees at businesses, schools and millions of other organizations across the world work from home due to lockdowns imposed to slow the spread…

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How one Silicon Valley factory keeps running in the age of coronavirus

The managers at Green Circuits — a small Silicon Valley electronics factory — thought they would have to close when the San Francisco Bay Area directed non-essential businesses to shut almost three weeks ago. But messages soon flowed in from customers telling them their parts were needed for things like medical and defense equipment. One…

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Facebook launches desktop version for Messenger as video calls surge

Facebook Inc on Thursday rolled out the desktop version of its Messenger app for Apple’s Mac and Microsoft’s Windows to make video chats available on computer screens for Facebook users.  The move comes as use of videoconferencing apps like Zoom have soared, with corporate offices, school districts, organizations and millions across the world working from…

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Zoom takes lead over Microsoft Teams as coronavirus keeps Americans at home

Zoom Video Communications Inc’s (ZM.O) average user numbers in March were nearly three times that of its nearest rival Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) Teams, according to research firm Apptopia, as the cornonavirus-driven stay-at-home lifted demand for video conferencing platforms. Daily U.S. user volumes rose to a record 4.84 million on Monday for Zoom, as millions of…

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