- The CEO of Zoom Video Communications Inc, Eric Yuan, has written a letter to users of the app
- In the letter, he stated that the use of the app has grown from 10 million to over 200 million in March as lockdowns are announced globally
- He added that the company is aware of the privacy and security issues and is working on them
Video conferencing app, Zoom, has registered an average of 200 million users daily all over the world as businesses allow employees to work from their homes.
Reports say the app’s users increased to over 200 million in March 2020 from a previous 10 million.
Briefly.co.za understands that the use of the app has soared among groups such as political parties, corporate offices and schools.
In a letter to users of the app, on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, the Chief Executive Officer of Zoom Video Communications Inc, Eric Yuan, indicated that the use of the app has increased in the last few weeks, with over 90,000 schools across 20 countries signed on to it.
A report by Reuters, meanwhile, shows that as the use of the app grows, concerns have been raised about privacy issues.
Yuan apologised, saying, “We recognise that we have fallen short of the community’s – and our own – privacy and security expectations. For that, I am deeply sorry.”
He added that measures are being implemented to deal with the issue in the next 90 days.
On Monday, March 30, 2020, the Boston office of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) of the United States of America (USA) warned against the making of meetings on Zoom public.
The FBI also cautioned against the sharing of links after it received reports of invasion of school sessions, a phenomenon described as “zoombombing.”
Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX is reported to have banned the use of the app by his employees over concerns about privacy and security.
Briefly.co.za reported on the founder of Zoom and his recent success with his nett worth doubling over the past three months.
Eric Yuan is a very wealthy man, his nett worth doubled over the last three months and is now worth a whopping R140 billion. His company, Zoom Technologies, Inc, was founded nine years ago and is now worth $35 billion (R640 billion).
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