Zoom announced that they accidentally routed some user data through China.
Zoom, the videoconferencing app that has become wildly popular during the coronavirus crisis, admitted that it had “mistakenly” routed some user data through China, marking the latest in a string of mis-steps to cast doubt on the security of the platform. The Silicon Valley company — which has been used by the British government, among others, to host meetings during the pandemic — said late on Friday that certain meetings held by its non-Chinese users may have been “allowed to connect to systems in China, where they should not have been able to connect”. The company said it had “mistakenly” allowed the calls to flow through its two Chinese data centres since February as part of its efforts to cope with increased traffic, as millions of users flocked to use its technology to host business meetings and social catch-ups during lockdown. The company said it had since fixed the flaw, adding that the error occurred only “under extremely limited circumstances” and that government customers were not affected. Zoom has significant operations in China, including a research and development department with more than 700 staff, which it has cast as a bid to keep personnel costs low.
What is the deal with Big Tech and their entangled relationship with China? It is truly amazing how all of these companies seem to not care at all about your privacy or being entangled with such a disgusting regime.
We need Big Tech out of China.
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