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Zoom users hit 300 million, promises to enhance security measures

Zoom video earnings up 169% towards more records

A global video conferencing platform, Zoom, has promised to upgrade its security measures on its conferencing platform after facing criticism from cybersecurity experts

The platform earned 100 million daily users in the last 22 days bringing the total user to 300 million, according to the Reuters report.

But despite the surge in the number f subscribers on the platform, it has encountered a number of criticism from cybersecurity experts and users over lack of end to end encryption.

Reports indicated that the app’s issues, including “Zoombombing” incidents where uninvited guests crash meetings, led to several companies, schools and governments to stop using the platform.

In response, the company said it would be rolling out a new version of the app, Zoom 5.0 within the week.

It is mostly used by governments while holding government functions, corporate offices, and even schools as nations across the world try to exercise social distancing measures to curb the spread of coronavirus.

The company competes with Microsoft Teams and Cisco’s Webex and has so far launched a 90-day plan to improve the app and appointed former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos as an adviser.

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Digital Desk, Metropol TV

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