BERLIN (Reuters) – The German foreign ministry has restricted use of the video conferencing service Zoom (ZM.O), saying in an internal memo to employees that security and data protection weaknesses made it too risky to use, newspaper Handelsblatt reported on Wednesday.

The memo added that since the system was in widespread use among the ministry’s international partners, it was currently impossible to ban its use entirely and that in crises employees could use it on private machines for professional purposes.

“Based on media reports and our own findings we have concluded that Zoom’s software has critical weaknesses and serious security and data protection problems,” read the memo cited by Handelsblatt.

Reporting by Thomas Escritt; Editing by Michelle Martin

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Opinion: Think 5G is exciting? Just wait for 6G

Original source: CNN Theodore S. Rappaport is the founder of NYU WIRELESS, a multi-disciplinary academic research center that spans the fields of engineering, computer science and medicine, headquartered within the Tandon School of Engineering at the New York University engineering…

Half a million Americans were furloughed by major department stores this week

New York (CNN Business)Hundreds of thousands of retail workers lost their jobs this week as the coronavirus pandemic continues to decimate the industry. Stores are closed and online sales are slow because people are holding back on discretionary purchases like…

On the other side of the digital divide

Lower threshold will help the elderly connect to information age, writes Li Lei. Green, yellow, red. Traffic lights? Changing colors of foliage in the fall? Well, they signify something more. As the monthslong lockdown to contain the novel coronavirus eased…

‘Let’s get going’: UK tells businesses to prepare for Brexit crunch

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is urging businesses and individuals to prepare for the Dec. 31 end of the Brexit transition period with an information campaign titled: “The UK’s new start: let’s get going.” Britain left the European Union on Jan.…