Recent Coronavirus out has pushed many companies around the world to advise their workers to work from home. That’s why there is a sudden surge in video conference app usage. One such application is Zoom. Now, a new report says that Zoom’s iOS-based app sends data to Facebook even if users don’t have an account on the social networking platform.
Now, this is not something uncommon. Many application developers use Facebook’s Software Development Kit or SDK to implement many features in their app easily. In turn, user information is sent back to Facebook. However, Facebook’s policies require app developers to be transparent about their apps sharing data with Facebook. The company requires app developers to provide “robust and sufficiently prominent notice to users” about their data collection.
When you download and open the app, Zoom connects to Facebook’s Graph API. API or Application Programme Interface is the industry standard way of sending data between two different platforms. Zoom shares data like device model no, the time zone, city and which phone carrier you are using.