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Stephen Downes

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D'Arcy Norman offers a startling statistic from the University of Calgary: "Since we launched Zoom as a campus platform on March 13, 2020, there have been 36,439 meetings conducted by our community. That's a lot of meetings, and indicates the scale of the potential limited by the bad technology we've had to endure up to this point (I'm looking at you WebEx, Connect and Skype). And 3 reports of ZoomBombing (so far). There may have been others, but we have only 3 reported cases at this time." This post describes their attempts to counter the ZoomBombing, though instead of the focus on security, I'd like to know what happened in the remaining 36,436 meetings where (so far as we know) ZoomBombing did not happen. Indeed (and I've expressed this elsewhere) I wonder how much of the Zoom security scare is Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt (FUD) manufactured by its competitors.

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