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Elizabeth Warren demands info on children’s privacy policies in letter to Zoom CEO


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Elizabeth Warren speaks to a small crowd of supporters wearing a purple puffer jacket Photo by AMANDA SABGA/AFP via Getty Images

In a letter to Zoom CEO Eric Yuan today, Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Ed Markey (D-MA) raised new concerns about the service’s safety and privacy policies amid unprecedented consumer usage of the product in education and elsewhere. The letter pays particular attention to users under the age of 13 who are subject to special privacy protections under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

The letter details a number of Zoom’s recent security and privacy issues, including the recent “Zoombombing” harassment attacks and its iOS app inadvertently sharing data with Facebook.

“We appreciate your announced intention to address each of these issues,” the letter reads, “but it is alarming that Zoom allowed these security...

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