Zoom Video Communications Inc. has requested clarification from at least two U.S. state prosecutors following several reports that challenged the privacy and protection of the video-conference software.
“In conjunction with other state attorneys general, we are concerned by the Zoom-bombing events and are requesting more information from the organization about its privacy and security measures,” said Connecticut Attorney General William Tong.
Monday’s Boston office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned Zoom users not to make public site meetings or exchange links widely after receiving two reports of unidentified individuals disrupting school sessions, a practice known as “zoo bombing.”
New York State AG Letitia James has sent Zoom a letter with a range of questions to ensure that the company takes sufficient measures to ensure privacy and protection for users, a spokesperson said.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket company barred its workers from using the video-conference software on Wednesday, citing “major security and privacy issues,”
A spokesperson for Zoom said that the company will continue to talk on the issues with officials.
“We appreciate and look forward to interacting with various elected leaders on the feedback we have received on these topics,” the spokesperson said.
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