Zoom Calls Aren't as Private as You May Think. Here's What You Should Know.
"Videos and notes can be used by companies and hosts. Here are some tips to protect yourself."
Link to article - https://www.consumerreports.org/video-conferencing-services/zoom-teleconferencing-privacy-concerns/
"And most of the people on Zoom calls probably don’t realize how much information a host can gather. Depending on what tier of service—from a free option to advanced levels for big companies—a host can make a recording of the conference, have it transcribed automatically, and share the information later with people who aren't in the meeting."
If you teach online using Zoom, you should take a few minutes to read this article. These issues are especially important with respect to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). These are the privacy regulations with which teachers must comply.
Advice from Consumer Reports for Zoom meetings:
"CR's experts have some advice for enhancing your privacy while using Zoom. First, keep your camera and mic turned off unless you're actually speaking. If you feel that you need to have the camera turned on, Zoom lets you choose a photo as the background for your video. You can pick one from your hard drive or use one supplied by Zoom.
"That can be important because the books on the shelf, posters, or other items in your living space can reveal information that you might not want to share with some of your co-workers or clients. And those images of your bedroom may not disappear when the conference is over; they can be stored for months or even years, and shared with people you've never met."
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