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Stephen Downes

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Today's new word is 'Zoombombing'. This happens when an uninvited person shares their screen to an unsuspecting meeting. The content of the shared screen is typically offensive (though I suppose sharing cat photos would still count as Zoombombing). It exists because Zoom meetings are open by default, and because screeen-sharing is turned on for everyone by default. To prevent it, turn off screen sharing. And if you're worried about random people dropping in on your Zoom meeting, add a password requirement. Finally, as with other events of this type, I would imagine that the hysterical reporting is all out of proportion to the actual rate of incidence.

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