Schools Dig Zoom, Amid Concerns About Online Security Learning

Schools dig Zoom, Amid concerns About Online Learning-safety

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With so many schools closed, the Zoom video meeting app has become wildly popular among educators, but it is now under control for security and privacy problems.

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principals in New York City, Washington, DC, and Las Vegas announced they are discontinuing their use of the Zoom video conferencing service for distance learning because of the security, privacy, harassment, and other concerns. And the individual schools in Los Angeles and elsewhere, are also switching to alternatives, such as Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts, and WebEx.

As NPR reported last week, the FBI has disrupted issued a warning about the incidents to the school of Zoom meetings. There are reports that racist and pornographic images shown to young children. Some procedures may originate with students pranking your classmates, but Gizmodo reported, there are also organized “zoom bombing” online campaigns.

“Zoom” has risen in popularity as people around the world shelter in place to protect against the spread of coronavirus. In part, this is because of Zoom meetings will be set up and accessed from anywhere by anyone with only a web link — no account or software download required. But this simple operation makes it also easier for invaders.

had not, Although advertised as a technology, educational product, the companies for the use of K-12 schools during the coronavirus-related school closures, so that the premium features available to teachers free of charge for you.

In a statement to NPR, Zoom, educators referred, to a updated set of safety tips and said it had the Standard to give preferences for your education updated, more control of the teachers and other organizers.

“Zoom the tools and resources you need, in a safe and secure platform, and we are not districts in a constant dialogue with various school about how to zoom in is committed to for the teachers during this time.”

For students, parents and teachers, the task of the Zoom means, to learn the ins and outs of a new video conference system. Some wonder whether it not beto keep leaves, zoom in and simply use the privacy and security controls, which were not always available.

Amelia Vance, a student privacy expert with the non-profit Future of Privacy Forum, recommends that the schools developed stick with platforms for education, such as Google’s G-Suite for training and teaching.

Still, when you consider that the Zoom was not designed as an educational-technology product, she says, “I know the Zoom is bad, and it can be out there in many ways better than many of the platforms there, especially if it is a barrier to security, freedom, and certainly, when it comes to ease of use.”

But, she says, the Zoom would have expected, these privacy issues. “And now Zoom has the very difficult task to try to win back trust.”

Released on Mon, 06 Apr 2020 20:20:56 +0000

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