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Zoom in to iOS users: We are no longer sending your data to Facebook


The iOS version of the popular remote-working video application Zoom received some updates, so to remove the code that allowed them to be sent data of users on Facebook.

Last week, this move was discussed quite a bit application accused for sending data without the users be informed. An analysis of Motherboard showed that the iOS version of Zoom sends some data to Facebook's Graph API, even by Zoom users who don't have one account on Facebook. Most worrying, though, was that the video conferencing solution company had not mentioned sending the data to its privacy policy. Therefore, the users they didn't know it.

Zoom responded immediately and released an iOS app update in which has been removed Facebook software development kit (SDK), which allowed "Connect via Facebook", and which transferred device data to Facebook's Graph API.

The data, which had already been transferred, was relevant data device and included: operating system type and version, IP address, iOS Advertiser ID, device time and language, device model and provider, screen size, processor cores, and disk space .

However, Zoom said that did not send Facebook information from their meetings users, such as participant names or notes.

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"The privacy of our customers is extremely important to us and so we decided to remove the Facebook SDK in our iOS version and reshape the feature so that users can connect to Facebook through the browser, ”writes Zoom founder Eric Yuan.

He said the SDK “collects information devices which are not necessary to provide our services ”.

"We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused and remain firmly committed to protection the privacy of our users. We are revising our process and protocols to implement these features to ensure that this does not happen again. "

The company also had some last year categories on topics security. The accusations had to do with how the application bypassed its limitations Apple Safari for Poppy.

Zoom has become a very popular tool these days, with millions of people around the world working from home because of coronavirus. All corresponding applications are in high demand as they allow collaboration and communication between employees.


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