[IRCNews] Thanks for attending the meeting tonight!

m snl_m2 at mw.net
Sun May 3 22:19:44 CDT 2020

Good day,

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.

--------------------------- Forwarded Message ---------------------------
  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


     Free features

     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
     Mobile features
     Security features
     Online support

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.
> 73,
> -David, N9KT
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