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April 10th: With the security issue at hand, many companies have banned Zoom and resorted to email, text or phone as alternate means of communication.


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Earlier, Zoom was sued by a user who claimed that the popular video-conferencing service is illegally disclosing personal information to Facebook. A class lawsuit has been launched over the breach of security.

Reportedly, the count of the users has escalated quickly from 10 million to 200 million in a very short span of time as many companies across the world were using Zoom to communicate with their employees as the world suffers through the hands of a pandemic – the deadly coronavirus.

Companies That Have Banned Zoom Over Privacy Concerns are:

  1. Google 

    Google has banned Zoom from company-owned computers; administrators will disable it this week. The employees have been directed to use Duo instead.

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    2. NASA

    NASA has just recently also prevented its employees from the video conferencing app.

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3. Space X 

SpaceX has disabled the use of the video conferencing app called ‘Zoom’ as concerns grow over ‘privacy and security’.

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4. Smart Communications

A Philippines-based ISP, Smart Communications has banned Zoom for internal use.

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Many governments have also banned Zoom due to security concerns. German Health ministry following the same route.


April 3rd: According to Reuters, SpaceX has disabled the use of the video conferencing app called ‘Zoom’ as concerns grow over ‘privacy and security’. The directives come straight from the owner of the company, Elon Musk. 

“We understand that many of us were using this tool for conferences and meeting support. Please use email, text or phone as alternate means of communication,” says an email sent out by the company on the 28th of March.

SpaceX is not the only company that has banned the use of the application. NASA has just recently also prevented its employees from the video conferencing app. With the security issue at hand, many companies will most likely resort to email, text or phone as alternate means of communication.


Just last weak, Zoom was sued by a user who claimed that the popular video-conferencing service is illegally disclosing personal information to Facebook. A class lawsuit has been launched over the breach of security.

Currently, the app is facing an investigation by the U.S attorney general over its security and privacy.

SpaceX’s ban on ‘Zoom Video Communications Inc’ showcases the mounting challenges faced by the aerospace manufacturers as they develop technology that is vital to national security. It is essential that the privacy of these tech giants must be protected.

Reportedly, the count of the user’s has escalated quickly from 10 million to 200 million in a very short span of time as many companies across the world were using Zoom to communicate with their employees as the world suffers through the hands of a pandemic – the deadly coronavirus.

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