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New research has revealed how AI can easily extract the personal information of video conference participants using screenshots uploaded to social media.
Researchers from Ben-Gurion University in Israel used image processing, text recognition tools and social network analysis to process a scraped image dataset of video meetings, which included 15,700 college images and over 140,000 face images of meeting participants.
Zoom, the free to use video conferencing app, has exploded in the last month. It quickly became a household name and more than doubled its share price. However, Zoom has come under fire recently from the security community. Accusations and concerns around privacy and security features have been raised. Zoom is not alone here though. In fact many of the webinar and conferencing applications have attracted widespread criticism. Zoom has proved to be one of the most popular platforms and was therefore placed under the security microscope.
In a move that not many in the technology world would have seen coming, Zoom has tapped up Oracle Cloud to help cater to rising demand for its popular video conferencing tool.
Since world governments implemented stay-at-home measures to help thwart the spread of the novel coronavirus, Zoom has become the go-to tool for video communication, surging ahead of rivals Skype and Webex in terms of daily use.
The video conferencing app has been criticised for security and privacy issues in its software as user numbers rapidly increase during lockdown Zoom says it has reached a “key milestone” in its promise to make the video conferencing app more secure, announcing the upcoming launch of a new version of the software. The company confirmed… Read More
The video conferencing service admitted last week that some meetings may have had data routed through China when using the service. Zoom is to let users opt in and out of specific data centre regions as part of the video conferencing app’s latest security update. The new option comes in response to concerns that data from meetings were sometimes being routed through data centres in China, which critics argued was a security risk.