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Zoom's iOS app is sending your data to Facebook, because privacy is a myth
Zoom iOS App
Zoom's iOS app is sending your data to Facebook, because privacy is a myth

Zoom's video conferencing app has grown more popular than ever lately, while people are staying home to flatten the curve. But you should know that there's a major privacy concern with the service.

Last night, Vice reported that Zoom's iOS app is nonconsensually sending data to Facebook — even if you don't have a Facebook account.

What's more shocking is that the company's privacy policy makes no mention of it. Plus, the app doesn't make it clear anywhere that it's sending your data to the social network.

Joseph Cox noted in his report for Vice that every time you open the app, it sends your data to Facebook including your device's model, network provider, time zone, city, and a unique device identifier that advertisers can use to send you targeted ads.

Facebook's policy about using its SDK (Software Development Kit) and tracking Pixels is quite clear: A website or app using it has to explicitly mention that your data is being shared with third-parties, including Facebook. Plus, it has to provide an option to opt-out of tracking. Zoom doesn't address these points at all.

Last week, digital rights non-profit Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) pointed out some of the privacy risks in using Zoom's products. The report said IT admins of your company can access a bunch of information about you during a meeting including your device information, IP address, and operating system. Plus, the app has an attention tracking feature, which is off by default, that allows hosts to check if a participant's Zoom app window is active or not on their desktops.

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