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Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Webex collect more personal data than you think

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Consumer Reports has analyzed the privacy policies of Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Webex and discovered that they may be collecting more data than you realize.

To be clear: Consumer Reports isn’t saying that these apps are unsafe to use (and indeed, a separate Mozilla report found that nearly every major video conferencing app meets basic security standards). But by agreeing to the privacy policies of these services, you are giving companies like Google and Microsoft access to plenty of personal data. According to the report, all three companies reserve the right to collect information from your calls, including how long a call lasts, who’s participating in the call, and the IP addresses of everyone taking part.

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