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With privacy concerns looming, Zoom app yet to appear on Indian radar

On Friday, Canada-based independent research organisation Citizen Lab found that Chinese servers were being used to distribute encryption and decryption keys for video conferences on Zoom

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Zoom has become extremely popular in the past few weeks, with most parts of the world under lockdown due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and people working from home.

Neha AlwadhiPeerzada Abrar New Delhi/Bengaluru
Even though there have been increasing reports of videoconferencing app Zoom being vulnerable to hacking, and a recent investigation revealed the company sends some encryption keys to China, alarm bells are yet to ring in India.

On Friday, Canada-based independent research organisation Citizen Lab found that Chinese servers were being used to distribute encryption and decryption keys for videoconferences on Zoom. “We suspect that keys may be distributed through these (Chinese) servers. A company primarily catering to North American clients that sometimes distributes encryption keys through servers in China is potentially concerning, given that Zoom may be legally obligated to

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First Published: Apr 06 2020 | 8:32 PM IST

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