Google bans employees from using Zoom video conferencing app on laptops

Alphabet’s Google Inc. on Wednesday banned employees from using the Zoom video conferencing app on laptops, citing security concerns,media reported. “Our security team recently informed employees using the Zoom desktop client that they could no longer run the app on company computers because they did not meet the security standards for employees to use the app,” said Jose Castaneda, a Google spokesman. “

He added that Google would still allow employees to use Zoom through mobile apps and browsers.

Google bans employees from using Zoom video conferencing app on laptops

The Zoom desktop client app, developed by Zoom Video Communications, is facing strong user opposition over concerns that its video conferencing capabilities lack end-to-end encryption.

Zoom has also had “zoombombing” incidents in which someone breaks into a video conference and displays pornography or other damaging content.