Ethereum News Today – Headlines for March 29

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  • Ethereum-based Pepo integrates Zoom for live streaming
  • Coronavirus lockdown offers a boon to live streaming platforms
  • The rise in Zoom’s usage has brought increased scrutiny on the platform from security researchers

Ethereum News Today – Ethereum-based social media application Pepo, has merged with the video conferencing platform, Zoom. The goal of this integration is to facilitate live streaming. This comes at a time where there is an increasing need for video conferencing services due to the global shutdown and quarantine.

Pepo Live Events is exclusively now available in beta on Zoom’s website. The Ether-based platform hasn’t issued any estimated time frame for when it intends to activate mobile functionality.

Pepo Collaborates With Zoom for Live Streaming

Per the report, it is only the Pepo community admins that will be able to stream live. However, the announcement reads that anyone can be a part of these live events. All events that are streamed on the platform will be recorded, and have a time limit of up to three hours. The decision to integrate Zoom suggests that there is an increase in the demand for live streaming platforms amid the lockdown caused by the coronavirus. The social application launched in October 2019 at DevCon 5.

The coronavirus lockdown has boosted video conferencing platforms like Zoom. This is because many people now spend time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has led video conferencing platforms to post increases in users and share prices.

Zoom Has Been Criticized for its Weak Privacy

However, while there has been a rise in video conferencing services, many not-so-savvy investors haven’t opted not to do any basic research when looking for more details about Zoom. No wonder flocks of traders were betting on the unrelated gaming entity, Zoom Technologies. This confusion drove Zoom Technologies’ shares up by 700% a month before the New York SEC (NY Securities and Exchange Commission) halted Zoom Technologies on March 27. Responding to the NY SEC’s action, one Twitter user known as ADPOY1 responded this way:

When trading resumes the dump will be an epic one.”

The increase in Zoom’s usage although a good development for all parties involved has brought about increased oversight from security researchers. Per the report, a nonprofit entity called the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) published a warning to Zoom’s users on March 19. According to the EFF’s warning, Zoom’s admins can access the detailed information of the conferencing platform’s users. These data can include complete access to videos, audios, and chat transcripts of every call made with the app and are recorded by users.

Princess Ogono is a writer, lawyer and fitness enthusiast. She believes cryptocurrencies are the future. When she's not writing, she spends time with her adorable cat, Ginger and works out often.


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