Following a lawsuit that was slapped on Zoom claiming it stealthily transferred the users' personal data to Facebook, Google, and Linkedin, the platform has agreed to pay a settlement fee of $85 million in the USA on August 1. The money will be used to set up ''a non-reversionary cash fund to pay valid claims, notice, any attorneys' fees.'' The settlement is yet to be approved by the court.
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The facebook-owned messaging platform, WhatsApp has announced a new feature that will allow users to join a group call in the middle of it and at their preferred time. This new feature has been effective from July 20. WhatsApp group calls will show a similar feature of Zoom and Google Meet which allows users to join on their preferences. Users can drop and rejoin the call at their convenience.
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Results from a survey conducted by a UK-based design agency Buffalo 7 has revealed over 70% of the video-conferencing app Zoom users faced a "Zoom Anxiety". Not knowing to fix a technical issue, presenting on a video call, and being unable to read the caller’s body language have been the major reasons cited by the subjects. Moreover, respondents have felt Zoom calls worse than telephonic calls and in-person meetings.
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Addressing the security concerns, Zoom has announced that it will provide an end-to-end encryption feature for video-conferencing of upto 200 people. Moreover, the video-conferencing app has said that the service will be available for both fee-paying and free customers. With end-to-end encryption, features like joining before host, streaming, recording and few others will be disabled. The company said that the new service will be available… read-more
Zoom, the Video Conferencing app is getting better and more fun. The new update lets users adjust skin smoothing and brightness in their videos. It also includes color filters, low-light option and improved noise suppression. The app allows users to send Emoji reactions during conversation and it carries amusing filters that let users wear sprout horns, eye patch, space goggles, etc.
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Video-communication site Zoom is under scrutiny with a handful of countries, mainly India, as Zoom is haunted by its connection with China. In a talk with ET Prime, COO Aparna Bawa addresses security concerns, ensured geofence around China, and pointed out that paid users could choose from Zoom's 17 data centres worldwide. She says India is an "incredibly important market."
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Zoom video conferencing application for Windows 7 and the previous version has been compromised, allowing the attacker to remotely run arbitrary code on the target computer, a national Internet security firm said on July 17. Zoom released a more secure version of the application last month. Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) advised users to update their application to ensure better security.
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Sources of Livemint confirmed Bharti Airtel’s plan to launch a unified, video-conferencing app following the popularity of JioMeet, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, etc. The app will be first tested with startups and enterprises and after assessing its success, will be made available to other users. Similar to JioMeet, the Airtel's Video Conferencing app will also be available to download freely. Like JioMeet, this app might also cater to government… read-more
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JioMeet, a video conferencing tool from Reliance Industries got praised by Niti Aayog CEO, Amitabh Kant on July 4. He tweeted that JioMeet is simple, easy and more secure than Zoom. "Meetings are encrypted and password-protected," He added, all data stays in India; the tool is likely to go places in the challenging times.
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JioMeet, launched by Reliance Jio on 2 July, can have 100 participants in one session. It is said to be India's first high definition (HD) video conferencing app. With established competitors like Zoom, Google Meet etc, JioMeet has worked to enhance the network on which hundred people can connect with each other, and the app is available in Google Playstore and Apple AppStore, for free.
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