Zoom is in the spotlight.. and now there are privacy concerns?
For the first time they’ve released their user numbers. In December 2019 they had 10 million monthly users.. now it’s up to 200 million monthly participants so it’s no surprise the application is now under the microscope.
- Treat your meeting IDs like phone numbers. Don’t share them publicly.
- Consider using a different meeting ID per meeting, rather than relying on your Personal Meeting Id (PMI).
- Consider allowing a meeting only to start if the host is present.
- Consider adding a password for the meeting room.
- Consider updating the screen sharing settings so only the host can share.
- If anyone knows your Personal Meeting ID it’s easy for people to jump in at anytime, so think about using the schedule a meeting feature for something you want to
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You can download a fun background for free from http://www.zoombackground.com/
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Or have fun with camera effects
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