Tech Hangover: Zoom has a major problem
It’s not me, it’s you.
We get it, you have a life. There’s no way you can read all of the day’s news in one single shot, let alone visit every web page, which is why we’re here to help. Well, sort of.
There’s a ton of tech news we weren’t able to cover throughout the day (hey, give us a break, we’re a small independent outfit), so to help you stay up to speed with everything we didn’t get to, we rounded up some of the biggest stories, which should help you keep up to date. Hence the tech hangover.
Here’s some tech news you probably missed out on today (and when we say you, we mean us, but also…you).
For a company that’s been riddled with privacy concerns and security flaws, this does not surprise me at all. Be safe using it.
As long as you make sure everyone in a Zoom meeting connects using “computer audio” instead of calling in on a phone, the meeting is secured with end-to-end encryption, at least according to Zoom’s website, its security white paper, and the user interface within the app. But despite this misleading marketing, the service actually does not support end-to-end encryption for video and audio content – The Intercept
Popular video-conferencing Zoom is leaking personal information of at least thousands of users, including their email address and photo, and giving strangers the ability to attempt to start a video call with them through Zoom. – Motherboard
A lot of folks in the tech world are all up in arms in this, but honestly, it’s just a weather app. There are literally hundreds of these. Don’t worry, everything will be fine.
In a big move to improve its weather app, Apple has purchased the highly popular iOS app Dark Sky. Along with the acquisition comes the end of Dark Sky for Android as well as an end to the API that’s used by popular apps like Carrot Weather, and more. – 9to5Mac
There’s a lot of speculation around surrounding this. People are definitely getting hacked. But who’s to blame? Is this hack even real?
Houseparty, a video conferencing desktop and mobile application, said it would pay a $1 million bounty to anyone who could unmask the entity behind what the company described as “a paid commercial smear campaign.” – ZDNet
Google previously bought Fitbit. This is the latest product to be released under its new owners.
The first Fitbit after Google announced it intends to buy the company last fall looks… well, like every other Fitbit that came before it. And it’s apparently intentional, as the company wants to expand on one of its most popular fitness trackers that’s long due for an update. – The Verge
Yea, no shit Sherlock. Also, the sky is blue. The grass is green. Yada yadda yadda.
Voice and video calls have more than tripled on Comcast’s network over the past month since people across the US started working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. – The Verge
And in just case you missed some of our stuff earlier, here’s what you may have missed:
- All the wonderfully whack tech we found in March
- The Nintendo Switch is the new currency of the coronavirus
- It’s World Backup Day: have you backed up your data today?
- Is someone stealing your WiFi? Here’s how to find out
- Everything we know about the iPhone 12: Leaks, rumors, release date and more
- Newegg is blowing out 1-year PlayStation Plus memberships at just $40
- Remote work in the coronavirus economy [Infographic]
- Clicking this link will tell you everything Google thinks it knows about you
- 5 of the rarest game consoles to exist
- Top pieces of tech to keep you sane during coronavirus lockdown
- It looks like the iPhone 12 will be delayed due to the coronavirus