Zoom a video calling app which is already facing problems due to the security concerns is now facing the allegations of having Chinese link.
Eric Yuan, Zoom CEO refuted all the allegations on him and his company being Chinese. Eric Yuan in a blog post stressed and stated that zoom is an American company. He wrote, “Recently questions have also been raised concerning Zoom and China. At first, this seemed to stem from a temporary misconfiguration in our global data center routing that we fixed. But beyond the isolation episode, in the last couple of weeks, we’ve observed disheartening misinformation and rumors gearing up.”
In the blog, Eric Yuan refuting all allegations gave a complete record of his monitor record. He wrote that he is an American citizen since 2007 and has been living in the US since 1997.
He further said that Zoom is an American company, founded and headquartered in California, incorporated in Delaware and publicity traded on NASDAQ. The app was launched in the year 2012 and has currently more than 100 million downloads.
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Yuan Clarifying Allegations
Clarifying alleged links of video conferencing app with China, Yuan calling Zoom a Global- multinational company stated, “Just like many other similar multinational technology companies, Zoom has operations and employees in China. And like other companies, they have offices in China which are operated by subsidiaries of the US parent company.”
He wrote, “Our engineers are employed through these subsidiaries. We don’t hide it and disclose this kind of information in our public filings, as appropriate.”
He also explains that the company’s operations in China are materially similar to our other U.S. peers operating there and have workers there. Among their 17 global co-located data centers they have 1 co-located data center in China and are in facilities run by a leading Australian company and are geofence.
On concerns related to privacy
As zoom is been criticized because of its safety issue and has been banned from various programs and recently even the Government of India issued a safety advisory mentioning that ‘Zoom is not safe.’
The CEO about concerns related to privacy that all problems came one after other which created the impression that Zoom is not secure.
Yuan wrote in the blog post, “We are working hard, engaging top experts to help us, not wasting time. We are striving for complete transparency, with weekly webinars and blogs updating the public on our progress. We have made our release notes more detailed.”