Zoom removes code from app that sends your data to Facebook

(Photo: Zoom Blog)

You’ve probably been using the video calling service Zoom to have meetings, participate in conferences, or even have a fun game night with relatives as you self isolate to contain the spread of coronavirus.

But did you know that the app was covertly sending your data to Facebook? Information such as login times, phone carrier, device specs, location and other analytic data that Facebook could use to target ads.

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However, the company’s CEO Eric S. Yuan, said Zoom was only made aware of this on Wednesday, March 25, and has since made the necessary changes to stop this from happening.

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ZOOM CEO Eric S. Yuan (Photo: Forbes)

“Our customers’ privacy is incredibly important to us, and therefore we decided to remove the Facebook SDK in our iOS client and have reconfigured the feature so that users will still be able to log in with Facebook via their browser,” wrote Yuan in a blog post.