Zoombombing

Sounds like a thing - may have some impacts on take rates or whether folks continue to use the service.

https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/17/zoombombing/
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/mar/27/trolls-zo…

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Sounds like a thing - may have some impacts on take rates or whether folks continue to use the service.

Really? Doesn’t sound like much of an issue to “fix” this. It’s as simple as changing a setting.

Bear

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Sounds like a thing - may have some impacts on take rates or whether folks continue to use the service.

I agree with Bear. The problem can be solved by changing the default settings, and the first article contains directions for how to do this. The problem occurs when people set up free accounts to mimic social interactions, so it wouldn’t apply to many corporate and institutional uses.

The author of the TechCrunch article makes a good suggestion about an improvement that Zoom should consider.

My question for Zoom is, why couldn’t it default screensharing to “off” but have participants send a real-time request to the host if they want to share their screen?

This seems to be a glitch that Zoom can fix easily and shouldn’t affect long term adaption significantly.

In fact, the article highlights new uses of Zoom that may continue after the pandemic. People are creating real time interest groups for social interaction to replace actually going out. After the pandemic, people will start going out, but some of these social groups and events will continue for a number of reasons.

All the best,

Raymond

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