You’ve probably been hearing a lot about a video conferencing app called Zoom ever since the Coronavirus lockdown came into effect in multiple countries.
It has become the video conferencing app of choice for people who’re stuck inside their homes, trying to find a way to communicate with others online.
Zoom, however, seems to be having a hard time keeping up with its security issues. We recently discovered that it’s actually not that safe to use it anymore. You can learn more about Zoom’s security concerns right here.
Well, it looks like Google has had enough with Zoom’s security and privacy scandals. The company has apparently asked its employees to stop using Zoom on their work laptops.
Yes, Google doesn’t want any of its employees using Zoom for business purposes. The folks over at Buzzfeed News managed to acquire an email sent to Google employees last week.
Google’s email to its employees is citing “security vulnerabilities” behind the ban. The email also noted that the app would stop working on the company laptops and the employees can continue using Zoom on either the web browser or the mobile app if they want to catch up with their friends and family through the app.
According to Google spokesperson Jose Castaneda, Google doesn’t allow its employees to use apps unapproved apps for their work. Casteneda further noted that Zoom doesn’t meet Google’s security standards to continue allowing their workers to use it.
Honestly, we’re not really surprised by Google banning the app for its employees. Given the fact that Google has its own services like Meet and Duo, we wonder how it even allowed Zoom at all, really.
In case you’re worried about Zoom’s privacy and security vulnerabilities, you can also check out Google Meet for business calls.