Zoom under FBI investigation over privacy and security concerns
By Guardian Exclusive
02 April 2020 | 4:16 pm
Video conferencing app, Zoom is currently under FBI investigation over several complaints by users over privacy and security concerns. Zoom exploded in popularity as people turn to the video calling software amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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