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Remote Work Demands Encryption

Now that we are all working from home (WFH), the need for encryption must also increase in priority and awareness. Zoom’s popular video conferencing solution got in hot water because they promised “end-to-end” encryption but didn’t deliver on it — prompting some organizations to ban it from use altogether. Encryption protects confidential information from being exposed in transmission, providing […]

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Cisco’s Webex draws record 324 million users in March

Supantha Mukherjee (Reuters) – Cisco Systems Inc’s video-conferencing app Webex registered a record 324 million attendees in March, with usage more than doubling in the Americas, as the coronavirus-led lockdowns forced businesses to have employees work from home. Webex and rival meeting platforms from Zoom and Microsoft Corp’s Teams are being used worldwide to host […]

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The Zoom Privacy Backlash Is Only Getting Started

A class action lawsuit. Rampant zoombombing. And as of today, two new zero-day vulnerabilities. The popular video conferencing application Zoom has been having a Moment during the Covid-19 pandemic. But it’s not all positive. As many people’s professional and social lives move completely online, Zoom use has exploded. But with this boom has come added […]

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Working from home data surge a ‘balancing act’ for ISPs: tech expert

Internet usage patterns have drastically changed since pandemic was declared, Mark Wolff says CBC Radio · Posted: Mar 27, 2020 6:29 PM ET | Last Updated: March 27 0 commentsListen to the full episode53:59 https://www.cbc.ca/radio/spark/working-from-home-data-surge-a-balancing-act-for-isps-tech-expert-1.5511650 A technology expert says he is impressed at how well Canada’s internet is holding up given the massive data-load its infrastructure is under […]

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ZOOM MEETINGS AREN’T END-TO-END ENCRYPTED, DESPITE MISLEADING MARKETING

Micah Lee, Yael GrauerMarch 31 2020, 4:00 a.m. ZOOM, THE video conferencing service whose use has spiked amid the Covid-19 pandemic, claims to implement end-to-end encryption, widely understood as the most private form of internet communication, protecting conversations from all outside parties. In fact, Zoom is using its own definition of the term, one that lets Zoom itself […]

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Before the coronavirus, telework was an optional benefit, mostly for the affluent few

BY DREW DESILVER One of the key public health responses to the global coronavirus pandemic has been social distancing – avoiding large groups of people in close quarters in order to inhibit the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. Along with shutting down sports leagues, closing churches and stores and limiting restaurants to take-out service only, […]

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Announcing a National Emergency Library to Provide Digitized Books to Students and the Public

Posted on March 24, 2020 by chrisfreeland To address our unprecedented global and immediate need for access to reading and research materials, as of today, March 24, 2020, the Internet Archive will suspend waitlists for the 1.4 million (and growing) books in our lending library by creating a National Emergency Library to serve the nation’s […]

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Working from Home: Keeping It Secure and Private

By Rajnesh SinghRegional Vice President – Asia-Pacific With the global efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus underway, we’re seeing an unprecedented disruption of day-to-day operations across virtually all work sectors. Coronavirus coverage is dominating headlines as more country borders, schools, major events and public venues are shut down in hopes of flattening the infection curve. […]