Videoconferencing keeps people connected while the coronavirus keeps them inside – but privacy and security are far from perfect

Face to face, virtually.SammyVision/Moment via Getty ImagesIf, before COVID-19, you were concerned about all the data that technology companies had about you, just wait. As stay-at-home orders push more professional and social activities online, it’s becoming harder to remain in control.Look no further than Zoom, which suffered dual security and privacy crisesin the past few weeks. Lawsuits alleging data sharing violations and hackers have descended on the software, which has led Google and school districts to ban Zoomfor professional use.I’m a researcher who investigates how these concerns af…

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