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For anyone using Zoom would advise you sign this petition.

 

https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-zoom-to-stop-putting-people-in-danger-during-the-covid-19-crisis

 

 

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1 hour ago, swarfendor437 said:

For anyone using Zoom would advise you sign this petition.

 

https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-zoom-to-stop-putting-people-in-danger-during-the-covid-19-crisis

 

 

It's already been done. About three days ago it was changed so that you cannot join a meeting without the host accepting the request.

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10 hours ago, Jim Hardie said:

It's already been done. About three days ago it was changed so that you cannot join a meeting without the host accepting the request.

Zoom's security problems go way beyond issues joining meetings:

 

Zoom's end-to-end encryption isn't actually end-to-end at all.

 

Zoom vows to spend next 90 days thinking hard about its security and privacy after rough week, meeting ID war-dialing tool emerges

 

Not only is Zoom's strong end-to-end encryption not actually end-to-end, its encryption isn't even that strong

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I wouldn't use Zoom for anything that has to be remotely secure.

 

I really have no idea what a petition is going to do though. Zoom has as much right to publish software as you or I, even if it's full of security holes.

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A petition for a private software company writing software which does what they want it to? They've already said they'll try to fix things. But you have a lot of choice so don't use it.

 

No-one would even know about Zoom if it weren't for this outbreak.

 

A petition is just ridiculous.

 

Would you start a petition for any other software company to fix a bug in their software?

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If you don’t like it use something else!

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Why mindlessly post a petition link then? This post is actually useful because you provide alternatives.

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The petition link was from an email I received - I did it to warn users who might be using it. Once bitten twice shy and all that. Just like I won't touch Linked-In after it was a source of viruses in the past.

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Who the hell uses Zoom anyway. If you value security then use Skype. 

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On 18/04/2020 at 14:24, Albert the Cat said:

Who the hell uses Zoom anyway. If you value security then use Skype. 

https://www.comparitech.com/blog/information-security/is-skype-safe-and-secure-what-are-the-alternatives/

 

Surprised that Zoom gets a mention at the end!

 

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/04/21/uk_commons_agrees_to_allow_zoom/

 

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/03/27/doc_searls_zoom_privacy/

 

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/04/17/india_government_zoom_ban/

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Just a quick update on Jitsi - this was working great in Firefox until the most recent update to Firefox - then Jitsi reported that currently Firefox isn't supported and to use either Chrome or Chromium - I found a better solution, because in Firefox I like the way there is a small icon that floats at the top of the screen to easily get back to Jitsi meet. The solution is to add 'User-Switcher and Manager Extension' thus:

 

file.php?id=6985&mode=view

 

Obviously if you are running a browser on the Windows platform then in the drop-down next to Linux you would choose Windows instead. Works great!

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