Last week, Elon Musk’s SpaceX banned its employees from using the Zoom app over privacy and security concerns. As per a report from BuzzFeed News, Google too has now banned its workers from using the popular video conferencing app on their devices, which happens to be a competitor to its Meet app.
In an email sent to its employees last week, Google warned that the Zoom client installed on their corporate computers would stop working starting this week. A Google spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that the company has “long had a policy of not allowing employees to use unapproved apps for work that are outside of our corporate network.” He added that employees can still choose to use Zoom to video chat with friends and family through a web browser or via mobile.
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