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“The Cybersecurity 202: Zoom sued by consumer group for misrepresenting its encryption protections.” The Washington Post.

“The Cybersecurity 202: Zoom sued by consumer group for misrepresenting its encryption protections.” The Washington Post.

August 11, 2020

A consumer advocacy group is suing Zoom and seeking millions of dollars in damages, accusing the company of misleading its users about the strength of its encryption protections. The nonprofit group Consumer Watchdog is also accusing the videoconferencing company of deceiving users about the extent of its links with China and the fact that some calls between people in North America were routed through servers in China. That raises the danger Beijing could steal or demand access to the contents of those calls, according to a copy of the lawsuit, which was shared exclusively with The Cybersecurity 202.

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