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Zoom settles with FTC after making ‘deceptive’ security claims

Zoom settles with FTC after making ‘deceptive’ security claims The Federal Trade Commission has announced a settlement with Zoom, after it accused the video calling giant of engaging in “a series of deceptive and unfair practices that undermined the security of its users,” in part by claiming the encryption was stronger than it actually was. […]

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Positive vaccine news punishes pandemic-boosted companies like Zoom, Peloton, Etsy

Positive vaccine news punishes pandemic-boosted companies like Zoom, Peloton, Etsy Stock markets worldwide are soaring on news that a vaccine candidate is 90% effective at preventing COVID-19, and could start coming to market in a matter of months. This is upending the stock market, sending futures shares shooting higher in pre-market trading. But while the […]

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Daily Crunch: Zoom adds end-to-end encryption to free calls

Daily Crunch: Zoom adds end-to-end encryption to free calls Zoom adds a much-requested feature (but with a catch), TikTok partners with Shopify and Jack Dorsey lays out his argument for tomorrow’s Senate hearing. This is your Daily Crunch for October 27, 2020. The big story: Zoom adds end-to-end encryption to free calls Zoom was criticized […]

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Daily Crunch: Zoom launches its events marketplace

Daily Crunch: Zoom launches its events marketplace Zoom has a new marketplace and new integrations, Spotify gets a new format and we review Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Go. This is your Daily Crunch for October 14, 2020. The big story: Zoom launches its events marketplace Zoom’s new OnZoom marketplace allows anyone to host and sell tickets […]

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Zoom to start first phase of E2E encryption rollout next week

Zoom to start first phase of E2E encryption rollout next week Zoom will begin rolling out end-to-end encryption to users of its videoconferencing platform from next week, it said today. The platform, whose fortunes have been supercharged by the pandemic-driven boom in remote working and socializing this year, has been working on rebooting its battered […]

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Oracle’s TikTok and Zoom deals won’t move cloud market share needle significantly

Oracle’s TikTok and Zoom deals won’t move cloud market share needle significantly While the overall cloud infrastructure market is booming having reached $30 billion last quarter worldwide, Oracle is struggling with market share in the low single digits. It is hoping that the Zoom and TikTok deals can jump start those numbers, but trying to […]

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Why isn’t Robinhood a verb yet?

Why isn’t Robinhood a verb yet? Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s VC-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Natasha Mascarenhas, Danny Crichton and your humble servant gathered to chat through a host of rounds and venture capital news for your enjoyment. As a programming note, I am off next […]

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Gillmor Gang: Watch Party

Gillmor Gang: Watch Party This Gillmor Gang episode is as much about what we didn’t talk about as what we did. In the run up to the recording session, we somehow suspected we’d talk about Apple’s virtual event on Tuesday. Then, 15 minutes after we finished, RBG lost her battle to keep the Supreme Court […]

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Twitter and Zoom’s algorithmic bias issues

Twitter and Zoom’s algorithmic bias issues Both Zoom and Twitter found themselves under fire this weekend for their respective issues with algorithmic bias. On Zoom, it’s an issue with the video conferencing service’s virtual backgrounds and on Twitter, it’s an issue with the site’s photo cropping tool. It started when Ph.D. student Colin Madland tweeted […]

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Why hasn’t digital learning lived up to its promise?

Why hasn’t digital learning lived up to its promise? Tom Adams Contributor Share on Twitter Tom Adams is the president of Quantic School of Business & Technology. The fall semester is off to a rocky start. When schools were forced to close in the spring, students (and parents) struggled. As the new school year begins, […]

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