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The video conferencing provider announced the launch of a new security enhancement in a recent blog post, which permits Zoom users to temporarily halt meetings to block the sharing of improper content and remove disruptive individuals from calls, per The Verge. For context, “Zoombombing” refers to the practice of bad actors infiltrating Zoom calls to display distressing or otherwise inappropriate content to meeting participants.
With Zoom usage surging amid the pandemic, the video conferencing provider’s new security feature could play a key role in limiting virtual meeting disruptions. As the advent of stay-at-home orders necessitated a pivot to technology that facilitated remote work—and by extension, virtual meetings—Zoom saw use of its platform skyrocket: As of Zoom’s fiscal Q2 2021 (ended July 31, 2020), revenues surged 355% year over year (YoY) and its base of customers with more than 10 employees jumped 458% YoY.
However, the pandemic-induced growth in Zoom usage was accompanied by a rise in Zoombombing incidents, which led some users to turn to other platforms for their video conferencing needs. By developing and launching its new security feature, Zoom is enabling users to get ahead of possibly detrimental Zoombombing …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Tech