The Zoom Editor explained Motherboard that he was going to remove the Facebook Identification SDK, admitting that he was collecting more information than necessary. It will be replaced by a Facebook identification screen but in the form of a more classic web page, available from the web browser. An update of the app will be distributed soon to include this change.
Article of 27/03
Videoconferencing has been wildly successful since the start of containment. if you can't get around, you can at least meet for professional meetings or meetings with friends. In France, operators estimate that this use has doubled, even tripled since the start of the operation. Faced with this craze, Google has updated Duo, one of its videoconference apps.
Until then, the app allowed to create video conferences up to eight people. From now on, you will be able to change twelve via Google Duo. The change was applied today on the servers associated with the service, and it is available for everyone, on Android as well as on iOS. Twelve is not much compared to the 32 participants who can participate via FaceTime, but Duo has the advantage of being cross-platform.
Another multiplatform solution that is enjoying great success right now is Zoom. Until now mainly used in businesses, the videoconference app has been used more and more between individuals (and in virtual classes) since the start of the crisis. It must be said that it is completely free and that the app can bring together a thousand people, including 49 on the screen at the same time!
Zoom nevertheless became known for the wrong reasons on Mac, the app acted almost like a malware with a big security flaw in the process (read: The macOS client of Zoom can activate the webcam of your Mac without your agreement). It is the iOS version of the app that is controversial today, since it systematically sends data about you to Facebook, even if you don't use the social network. To be fair, this is not a security breach and Zoom is far from the only app to do so, it is even a very common practice in the industry.
However, if you need a videoconferencing solution, prefer the best known solutions, if possible, such as FaceTime, Google Duo or Skype.