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Google bans Zoom from employee laptops

Google will still allow the use of Zoom through mobile apps and browsers.
Alphabet Inc. Google on Wednesday banned Zoom video conferencing applications on employee laptops, citing security concerns.

“Recently, we were told the security team of employees using Zoom Desktop Client that it will no longer run on company computers because they do not meet our safety standards for applications used by our employees,” said Google spokesman Jose Castaneda.

Google will still allow the use of Zoom through mobile applications and browsers, he added.

Applications, which is owned by Zoom Video Communications Inc, facing a backlash from users worried about the lack of encryption end-to-end session and “zoobombing”, where uninvited guests crashing the meeting.

BuzzFeed first reported the news.

Shares of Zoom were up about 1.5% at $115.

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