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celebratedrecluse wrote

It's subsidized and monitored in real time by United States...Department of Homeland Security.

The company advertises this fact as a feature... To get more government contracts from USA & canada

It is screaming the words honey pot, amazing that so many organizations are so technically gullible that they were able to scoop so much data. US anarchists should be pretty concerned about what this will mean for them

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kore wrote

yeah i honestly wouldnt be surprised if the privacy policy for paying zoom customers is much more private than the free tier. thats the case with google for example

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celebratedrecluse wrote

beyond privacy, there are so many security holes in their products that I wouldn't trust any of them to be private regardless of tier

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avbeav wrote

monitored in real time by United States...Department of Homeland Security.

Not that I in any way doubt it but what's your source on that?

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celebratedrecluse wrote

Zoom is my source. They advertise this info and it's been reported by various tech news periodicals.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoom_Video_Communications#Criticism

https://convergentav.net/2018/07/10/zoom-achieves-fedramp-in-process-milestone/

Zoom claims that its software is compliant with FedRAMP,[57] HIPAA,[58] PIPEDA and PHIPA,[59] and the GDPR. While its software has been audited for compliance with some of these privacy and security standards, most of Zoom's applications are closed source proprietary software and cannot be verified by independent researchers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FedRAMP

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a US government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS): Manages the FedRAMP continuous monitoring strategy including data feed criteria, reporting structure, threat notification coordination, and incident response.

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