NYC Schools Not Using Zoom for Distance Learning Due to Security Concerns

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New York City Schools Moving Away from Zoom because of Security Concerns

Schools in New York City were told not to use the video conferencing app Zoom after a review of security concerns, according to a report.

The city’s Department of Education directed schools to shun from using Zoom as soon as possible. This came as federal officials began warning of a new potential privacy and security concern known as Zoombombing, a form of cyber harassment reported by several app users. The app users said that some of their calls had been hijacked by unidentified persons and trolls who spewed hateful language or shared graphic images.

Many incidents had taken place during online Zoom classes, which involved people yelling profanities or even exposing themselves.

Earlier in the week, Eric Yuan, the founder and CEO of Zoom, apologized to the app’s users for the privacy and security issues.