Zoom Finally Removes the Code That Sends Data to Facebook

zoom resolves the data sending to fb issue

Earlier, Zoom was caught for sharing user’s information with social media giant, Facebook. Furthermore, there were no statements regarding the same in Zoom’s privacy policy either. Finally, Zoom has removed the code that used to send information to Facebook secretly. The information that was sent to Facebook includes Opened apps by Users, City, Place, Device details, etc.

In an official statement, Zoom officials said, “Zoom takes its users’ privacy extremely seriously. We originally implemented the ‘Login with Facebook’ feature using the Facebook SDK in order to provide our users with another convenient way to access our platform. However, we were recently made aware that the Facebook SDK was collecting unnecessary device data,”.

For starters, an SDK is a bunch of line codes that helps developers to add some features to their app easily.  Facebook SDK was used in the Zoom so as to make it simple for users to log in to Zoom via Facebook in a single click. The use of SDK might send data to third parties that the original company is not aware of.

The data collected by Facebook does not include any direct user pieces of information. They include the city, device information like screen size, model number, disk space, processor, etc

Zoom has pushed a new update to its app and the new app does not send any details to Facebook. You can update the app by visiting the App Store and you are all good to go. Furthermore, Zoom also confirmed they are removing the Facebook SDK from their app and now onwards if people want to use Facebook to login then they can do it via their web browser. In the statement,T they also apologized for the same and asked all users to update their app as soon as possible.

Astro K Joseph
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