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.
"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. "
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.