Zoom to Pay $85 Millon in Zoombombing Settlement
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Video conferencing giant Zoom has agreed to pay $85 million and improve its security practices to settle a lawsuit claiming it violated the privacy of its users by sharing personal data with third-party internet services and allowing hackers to interrupt online meetings. The meeting interruptions involved“Zoombombing,” where trolls exploited a screen-sharing feature on the videoconferencing app to show offensive messages or images.
Under the class-action settlement, which still requires the court’s approval, Zoom subscribers would be eligible to receive a 15 percent refund on their primary subscriptions or $25, whichever is greater. Other users could receive a refund of up to $15. Zoom also agreed to notify users when others use third-party apps during meetings and to provide training on privacy and data handling to its employees. (Cade Metz / New York Times)
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