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Zoom's iOS stops sending data to Facebook

Zoom is no longer sending to data to Facebook.

The video conference app has seen a huge increase in users as people work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, and after concerns about privacy were raised, as the iOS app sends data including location and device details with the social media app, the company has stopped this, and insisted it was "unnecessary" in the first place.

In a blog post, Zoom announced: "We originally implemented the "Login with Facebook" feature using the Facebook SDK for iOS (Software Development Kit) in order to provide our users with another convenient way to access our platform.

"However, we were made aware (...) that the Facebook SDK was collecting device information unnecessary for us to provide our services.

"Our customers' privacy is incredibly important to us, and therefore we decided to remove the Facebook SDK in our iOS client and have reconfigured the feature so that users will still be able to log in with Facebook via their browser."

To stop Facebook getting a hold of the data, iOS users need to download the latest version of Zoom.

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