Zoom updates the iOS app to remove the code that sends device data to Facebook

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03/28 23:10

Zoom Video Conferencing has updated its iOS app to remove the code that sends user data to Facebook Facebook.

According to Motherboard reports, the update comes after its analysis of the app, which showed that it was sending data to Facebook such as the user’s time zone and city, when the user opened the app and details about the user’s device, even if the Facebook user does not have the account.

The extent to which data is shared is not clearly stated in the Zoom Privacy Policy, according to Motherboard.

According to a blog published by Zoom Eric S. Yuan CEO, Zoom has implemented the “Sign in with Facebook” feature using the Facebook SDK for iOS.

On March 25, the company said it learned that “the Facebook SDK was collecting device information other than

Zoom said the data collected did not include the user’s personal information, but rather information about users ’devices, and the company said users should update the iOS app to the latest version for the change to take effect.





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