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Clark County schools ban Zoom app over security concerns

Updated April 2, 2020 - 8:39 am

The Clark County School District announced Wednesday night that popular videoconferencing app Zoom is no longer an approved form of communication.

“Due to security concerns with the Zoom application, access to the District Zoom account has been disabled,” the district said in a statement. “Teachers could begin contacting students using Google Hangouts/Meet to support online distance learning.”

Zoom, which gained popularity in recent weeks as stay-at-home orders in dozens of states forced people to work remotely, has been scrutinized by security experts over privacy protections.

Other organizations that have recently banned the use of Zoom include NASA and SpaceX.

Contact Alexis Egeland at aegeland@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0335. Follow @alexis_egeland on Twitter.

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