Zoom lets boss control your attention while gathering personal data

Zoom offers users a feature called “attention tracking.” According to the Zoom website the feature—which can be disabled if the chat administrator allows it—will track if participants have clicked away from the active Zoom window for more than half a minute.

“Hosts can see an indicator in the participant panel of a meeting or webinar if an attendee does not have Zoom Desktop Client or Mobile App in focus for more than 30 seconds,” the company said. “‘In focus’ means the user has the Zoom meeting view open and active.” Users should also be aware that like most companies, Zoom’s privacy policy indicates the company is collecting data on you, such as user name, physical address, email address, phone numbers, job information, Facebook profile information, computer or phone specs, IP address, and “information you upload, provide, record, or create while using the service.”.

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