Zoom’s iPhone app sends your data to Facebook even if you don’t have an account

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  • Zoom’s video conferencing software has exploded in popularity as everyone is stuck inside while the coronavirus pandemic affects virtually every country on the planet.
  • Zoom is a robust and easy-to-use piece of software, but some people have raised concerns about how it handles user privacy.
  • In an analysis of Zoom’s iOS app, Motherboard found that the app was sending data to Facebook even if the user wasn’t logged in to Facebook or didn’t have a Facebook account.
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One of the many ways that people are coping with quarantine as the novel coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the world is by hanging out with friends virtually on apps like Google Hangouts and Zoom. This is a great way to stave off cabin fever while staying in touch with friends you might not see face-to-face for weeks or even months to come. But before you start downloading unfamiliar apps, it’s worth doing a little bit of research on them.

Google Hangouts and FaceTime had been popular video chatting solutions long before our reality was turned upside-down, but Zoom was a relatively niche product used by businesses for remote video conferencing. When thousands of employees were suddenly forced to work from home — and friends were forced to keep their distance from one another — usage of the app spiked, as did questions about the app’s privacy practices.

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