Schools In New York Are Banning Zoom Over Security Concerns
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.

Researchers Discover That Some Zoom Calls Were Routed To China
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.

Hacker Manages To Capture Video Using An Audio Cassette Tape
Back in the day, cassette tapes were largely used to record audio. This is why before CDs, the majority of music was sold on cassette tapes. However, YouTuber and hacker Kris Slyka discovered that it is possible that cassette tapes could be used to capture video, albeit in rather poor quality.

Skype Removes Sign-Up Requirements To Join Video Calls
If there is a reason why Zoom has seen such a huge boost in popularity, it is because the app does not require users to have an account to join video calls. This means that as long as the host has an account and has created a room, all they need to do is provide users with the link and users without a Zoom account can jump straight in.

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Facebook Tried To Buy A Spyware Tool To Monitor Its Users
We’ve all encountered instances where we talk about something, only for an ad to appear for that product later on Facebook. The social media giant has long denied that they are spying on its users, but according to a recent report from Motherboard, it doesn’t mean that they haven’t tried.

Someone Set A 5G Antenna On Fire Over Belief That 5G Tech Is Linked To The Coronavirus
Concerns about wireless technology impacting our health have been around for a while now, where there are some who are worried that radio waves can somehow negatively impact our wellbeing. These concerns seem to be amplified with the launch of 5G that relies on a shorter, but more powerful, frequency.

Woman Turned Herself Into A Potato During A Video Meeting, But Couldn’t Figure Out How To Turn It Off
These days, a lot of video conferencing apps come with fun filters. This is because such apps aren’t just used for work, but also for social purposes where friends and family members can use them to chat with each other. Unfortunately for Lizet Ocampo, the political director at People for the American Way, she did not know how to turn her filter off.

16-Year Old Student In The Philippines Has Been 3D Printing Face Shields For Doctors
3D printing might have been viewed as a somewhat novel piece of technology, but in the recent months, 3D printing seems to have seen a massive boost in popularity, (no) thanks to the coronavirus outbreak which has left hospitals and healthcare workers around the world short on protective equipment like face shields.

Google Releases Mobile Location Data To Show Who’s Complying With Stay-At-Home Orders
Right now, governments around the world have implemented stay-at-home orders. These orders vary in degrees where for some, it is a complete lockdown, while others still allow some movement for essential services and to make grocery runs. However, despite these measures, there are still individuals out there who aren’t taking this seriously.

HBO Just Made A Bunch Of Its Show Free To Stream, No Subscription Required
Now that many of us are stuck at home in a bid to socially distance ourselves to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, it means that we need to start seeking out alternative forms of entertainment. Streaming services do come to mind, although this means that we would have to pay for it.

Zoom Pledges To Spend The Next 90 Days Fixing Its Privacy And Security Issues
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.

You Can Now Rent Amazon Prime Videos Directly Through The iPhone App
One of the criticisms faced by Apple with its App Store is the cut that Apple takes from in-app purchases, which is 30%. While some developers do not have a choice, others have opted for alternative measures, such as by removing in-app purchases and getting customers to make the purchase directly from their websites instead.

Snapchat’s New Lenses Encourage Social Distancing
In order to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, health officials are actively encouraging social distancing. This means that people should not gather in large crowds, and if you are in a public area, you should stand a certain number of feet away from another person. While social distancing won’t cure the coronavirus, it will at the very least slow down its spread.

Samsung To End LCD Panel Production By The End Of 2020
The world is starting to shift towards the use of LED display panels. This is because unlike LCD, LEDs are more energy efficient as they only light up the parts of the display that are needed, whereas LCD requires a backlight that lights up everything. This is why it doesn’t come as a surprise that Samsung will be winding down their operations for LCD display panels.