[IRCNews] Thanks for attending the meeting tonight!
snl_m2 at mw.net
Sun May 3 22:19:44 CDT 2020
Zoom has been very popular, although there have been some news stories
of privacy issues with Zoom.
Possibly there are some other options for the club to consider,
including at the end of the message, couple of free options, including
one for club use from QRZ.
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A quick search on Zoom and privacy gave these results
"...As a result, the Florida resident stated that he and other users
have been left 'vulnerable to voter fraud, medical fraud, phishing and
other identity-based harms. But most importantly the ability to
de-anonymize and analyze user data allows parties to personally and
psychologically target Zoom customers with great precision....'
"...Zoom Calls Aren't as Private as You May Think..."
"... Could your instant messages and videos be used to target
advertising campaigns or develop a facial recognition algorithm, like
videos collected by other tech companies? That's probably not what
people are expecting when they contact a therapist, hold a business
meeting, or have a job interview using Zoom. ..."
",,,Zoom's software reported to Facebook whenever a Zoom user
logged on for a conference call, a lawsuit filed Monday stated. After a
user logged on, Zoom gave Facebook the person's customer information,
including what device a person used to access Zoom, the device's model
and the device's unique advertising identifier.
"The unique advertising identifier allows companies to target the
user with advertisements," the lawsuit states. "This information is sent
to Facebook by Zoom regardless of whether the user has an account with
Note the advisory from Firefox on the Zoom plugin:
Preview of Zoom Scheduler
Zoom Scheduler by Zoom
Recommended, support FireFox 45+.
The Zoom Firefox Extension allows participants to schedule Zoom
cloud meetings directly from Google Calendar. you can start an instant
meeting or schedule a future meeting via a button.
This is not monitored for security through Mozilla's Recommended
Extensions program. Make sure you trust it before installing.Learn more
Webex might be another free alternative
Up to 100 participants in each meeting
(Up from 50)
Meet as long as you want
(Up from 40 min limit)
Call-in for audio
(in addition to existing VoIP capabilities)
Unlimited number of meetings
Desktop, application, file & whiteboard sharing options
Video conferencing features
Webex Teams collaboration features
Here's another option, free for Club use:
On 04/10/2020 11:11 PM, David Spoelstra wrote:
> We had a peak of 43 people online! Kermit did a great presentation and
> covered a wide range of topics.
> As I mentioned, watch for news about the next meeting in about 2-3 weeks.
> -David, N9KT
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> If you need changes made in your email address, drop a note to kj9b at arrl.net.
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