The US Senate told members to avoid using Zoom for remote work during the Financial Times reported Thursday. It isn’t an official ban, like Google issued for its employees, but senators were apparently asked to use an alternative platform.lockdown due to surrounding the videoconferencing app, the
Senators are currently negotiating financial aid for Americans impacted by the outbreak, as part of a broader Taiwanese and German governments reportedly already put restrictions on officials’ use of Zoom, as have .. The
Zoom experienced a surge in popularity as the pandemic forced millions of people— CEO Eric Yuan revealed last week that the platform’s daily meeting participants rose from 10 million in December .
The increased use put the spotlight on Zoom’s privacy and security, from its attention-tracking features to uninvited attendees meetings, and has spawned against the company. Yuan outlined a plan to address the security issues in the and said on Wednesday that cybersecurity expert Alex Stamos, formerly Facebook’s chief security officer, joined the company as an outside adviser to help perform a security review.
Neither the Senate nor Zoom immediately responded to requests for comment.