Popular Video conferencing app, Zoom, has been under the radar over security and
user privacy issues. The Indian government evenreleased
[https://in.mashable.com/tech/13228/india-says-popular-video-conferencing-app-zoom-is-not-safe] a warning against the app, stating it as ?not safe?. However, Zoom was the most
downloaded non-game app worldwide for April 2020 and saw close to 131 million
installs, a 60x growth from April 2019.
report bySensorTower,India saw most installs of the app during this period at
18.2 percent of its total downloads and the United States stood at 14.3 percent.
Zoom topped the list for most downloads in April in India. The second position
is taken by TikTok, as it was the most installed non-game app worldwide last
month with over 107 million installs, a 2.5x increase from April 2019. India
also topped the downloads in case of TikTok at approximately 22 percent. This
was followed by the U.S. at 9.4 percent. Other apps that were most downloaded
during this time were Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram.
Zoom has been caught under scrutiny ever since the reports of it leaking user?s
personal information and ?zoombombing? surfaced online. However, security
controversies haven?t affected the app?s user base. Zoom?s CEO, Eric Yuan, also
[https://in.mashable.com/tech/13434/zooms-user-base-sees-a-50-surge-tops-300-million-despite-security-issues] month during a webinar that the user base for the app grew by 50% to over 300
million people that used Zoom.
Yuan, Zoom?s CEO and founder, had alsoissued an apology
[https://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2020/04/01/a-message-to-our-users/]to its users
on the company?s blog addressing the security issues on its platform. He had
stated in the blog post that Zoom ?fell short? of the community?s and its own
?privacy and security expectations?.
Zoom had also released its Zoom 5.0 update that brought forth a slew of new
security-oriented features including a security icon, AES 256-bit GCM
encryption, host controls, cloud recording passwords, and more.
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