Elon Musk's SpaceX Bans Zoom Over Security And Privacy Concerns

Gene Naumovsky

As Zoom reaches a record amount of users, privacy leaks force many to question the platform's security.

SpaceX, Elon Musk’s aerospace manufacturing firm, recently banned and disabled Zoom, a videoconferencing service, across the whole company, according to Business Insider. Inside sources reported to Reuters that all staff were instructed to use email, text, or phone calls over Zoom. Over the last few days, it became clear that Zoom did not use end-to-end encryption for video meetings. Zoom’s lack of security led to thousands of user email addresses being leaked to complete strangers. As privacy and security measures are questioned, Zoom’s traffic has hit record highs, gaining more users this year than in all of 2019. Eric Yuan, Zoom’s founder, addressed security concerns in a website statement on Wednesday. After promising to investigate each case, Yuan wrote, “We did not design the product with the foresight that, in a matter of weeks, every person in the world would suddenly be working, studying, and socializing from home.”

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