Google bans employees from using Zoom over security concerns
Google banned its employees from using the video conferencing application; zoom on company-issued devices, over privacy concerns.
The company’s security team sent an email for employees, stating that Zoom would soon no longer function on their work machines, due to security concerns in the application, BuzzFeed News reported.
Google spokesperson Jose Castaneda said in a press statement that the firm has long had a policy that prohibits employees from using unauthorized applications for work that are outside the corporate network.
He added that recently, Googles security team informed employees using Zoom Desktop Client that it will no longer run on corporate computers as it does not meet the firms security standards for applications used by its employees.
“ Employees who have been using Zoom to stay in touch with family and friends can continue to do so through a web browser or via mobile.” He added.
It is worth noting that Zoom became one of the most popular services for free video chatting, as most of the people worldwide are stuck in their homes due to the spread of the covid-19 pandemic, finding zoom and the other video conferencing applications the only way to keep in touch and communicate with their coworkers, friends, or even relatives. Thus Zoom became one of the most popular services for free video chatting.