Zoom Nation: Video Conferencing Apps Raise Privacy Concerns During Pandemic

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Lauryn Morley, a lower school substitute teacher for the Washington Waldorf School in Bethesda, Maryland, works from her home due to the Coronavirus outbreak on April 1, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. (Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images)

As COVID-19 forces billions across the globe to stay home, Zoom has become a popular platform for business meetings, classes and happy hours alike. But with its rapid growth, the San Jose-based video conferencing company has drawn criticism from security and privacy watchers. Reports of "Zoombombing," where unwanted users crash meetings with abusive attacks, are on the rise, according to the FBI. Well take up the issues and we want to hear from you: if you're using video-conferencing apps, what concerns do you have, if any?


Drew Harwell, technology reporter, The Washington Post