In the past few months, Zoom has enjoyed an explosion in popularity. However, this popularity put the app under a very bright spotlight in which several privacy and security related issues were discovered. This has led to some organizations, such as school districts, to ban the use of the app.
Zoom has been discovered to contain quite a bit of vulnerabilities regarding its security and privacy. More recently, it seems that the app has been found to be routing some of its calls made in North America through China, which has raised some concerns regarding the privacy of the app.
Zoom just can’t seem to catch a break. Recently according to a report from the security researchers at Citizen Lab, they discovered that some Zoom calls were being routed through China. These were calls that were made in North America, but yet for some reason were being sent through China.
Zoom’s explosion in popularity has put the company under a microscope, where it was discovered that there were certain practices made by the company that were a bit concerning. One of which involved the way they approached the installer for the macOS version of the app, which was discovered to be a bit shady.
Video conferencing app Zoom has been around for quite a while now. Granted, it might not have been quite as mainstream compared to Skype, Google Hangouts, and other similar apps, but in the recent months, the app’s popularity has exploded due to people being forced to work and study from home as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
This year seemed like it would be a good year for Zoom. While Zoom has been around for a while now, the company recently catapulted into the limelight as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, where many are forced to work and study from home, making Zoom’s app more important and popular than ever.
With the rise in popularity of the Zoom video conferencing app, it has been discovered that the app has been secretly sending user data to Facebook without the user’s consent. For those who are uncomfortable with this, the good news is that following Motherboard’s report, the company has since removed the offending code.
If you don’t have a Facebook account and think that you’re safe from Facebook keeping information on you, think again, especially if you use Zoom’s iOS app. This is because according to a report from Motherboard, they have discovered that the iOS version of Zoom is sending data to Facebook, even if the user does not own a Facebook account to begin with.
With more people working from home these days, it seems that Zoom has seen a sudden surge in popularity. For those who are unfamiliar, Zoom is an app that allows people to hold video conferences together, and what makes it different from other apps is that it has a feature that lets the host know if the user has navigated away from the active Zoom window for more than 30 […]
iOS 7 will allow users to zoom in while recording video.
If you need a portable recording device that features better capabilities than your smartphone when it comes to capturing audio, Zoom has the answer for you. Introduced back in July, the H2n Handy Recorder, is a handheld recorder that packs groundbreaking features in an ultra-portable body to let you record pristine audio anywhere you go.The Zoom H2n is probably the only portable recorder around that carries five studio-quality microphones onboard, which […]
Need a portable recorder but find that the microphone on your smartphone or PMP isn’t doing a very good job? Well the folks over at Zoom have launched a new portable voice recorder that is designed to capture high quality audio straight from the source itself. Called the Zoom H2n Handy Recorder, what separates this portable recorder from the competition is the presence of five studio-quality microphones onboard. Overkill? Possibly.Well, […]
Zoom has just released their R8 portable music production solution that is actually an 8-track recording device complete built-in stereo microphones that you can carry with you on the go. Doubling up as an audio interface for your computer, this device offers a mouse-free control surface for digital audio workstation (DAW) software and an eight voice pad sampler.A quartet of AA batteries is said to provide enough juice to keep […]
Every now and then we have a watch that catches our attention, and the Zoomin Watch is one of them. This brilliant watch design makes use of rotating magnifying glasses to tell users what the current time is. There’s nothing too fancy about the design – you don’t have to relearn how to tell the time like some watches we’ve seen. A small circle of numbers nearer to the center […]
If you’re looking for a compact superzoom camera, you’ll be happy to hear that Olympus has announced the SZ-10, a camera that features a wide 18x 28-504mm zoom lens. The camera features a 14-megapixel image sensor, 3-inch LCD display, TruPic III+ image processing, along with support for Eye-Fi wireless cards. The SZ-10 will set you back $249.99 when it ships in March.
Another day and another rumor from 43rumors: according to their source, there will be a bunch of new cameras from Olympus and Panasonic unveiled at CES. The XZ1 is a high end compact camera featuring the same sensor as the Panasonic LX5 (10 MP, 1:1), a great 28-112mm f/1.8-2.5 Lens and a OLED LCD (610k resolution). OLED is good to lower the power consumption, but it is not ideal for […]
Who would have thought that something as traditional as a recorder from Zoom would finally get an “upgrade” in the form of video recording capability? Yes, that’s what the Zoom Q3HD is capable of doing, not only making sure every word does not escape its attention, but it is full well capable of delivering 1080p, 30fps video with stereo microphones to deliver the entire pocket camcorder experience. If you decide […]
Guitar fans out there who are embracing the digital revolution will certainly be glad to hear that Zoom has introduced the G2Nu and the G2.1Nu guitar effects pedals, both that feature 100 preset guitar sounds, 20 of which have been approved by Steve Vai himself. The main difference between the two pedals would be the inclusion of a built-in expression pedal on the G2.1Nu. There’s also a 1.9-inch display to […]
We’re all so used to multi-touch zooming nowadays, it really does make you feel intrigued when you can get hold of a traditional paper map that you can zoom in. No, you won’t be pinching the map with 2 fingers; rather it can be unfolded into a zoomed version of the map, giving you a detailed view of that section of the map. Of course, it’s not going to be […]