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Why I refuse to sign up for Zoom

 

I was invited to an event with my synagogue this weekend, which meant booting up the Zoom video conferencing app to join my fellow congregants for some virtual singing and celebrating. But I managed to attend the event without signing into Zoom, a feat I’m trying to keep up as the coronavirus pandemic rages on.

I downloaded Zoom both on my computer and phone in 2018, way before COVID-19 existed. It’s been a common video chat app for many companies and businesses for years since it was first released in 2013. There were 10 million Zoom users at the end of 2019 before the concept of social distancing was commonplace and 300 million users eventually jumped onto the Zoom train. Read more…

 

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