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Eric Yuan, founder and CEO of Zoom, stands outside the Nasdaq in New York on April 18, 2019. Photo by Bloomberg

Zoom in Talks With Google to Use Cybersecurity Service

By  |  June 4, 2020 10:01 AM PDT
Photo: Eric Yuan, founder and CEO of Zoom, stands outside the Nasdaq in New York on April 18, 2019. Photo by Bloomberg

At a moment when Zoom’s security practices are receiving renewed attention, the fast-growing video-calling company is turning to a big tech business—Google—to help make those calls safer.

Zoom is in advanced talks with Google’s cloud division about using a Google security service that alerts users to the dangers of clicking on links associated with malicious websites, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter. If the two companies reach an agreement, Zoom could use the Google service to flag links to such websites that scammers send to other users through Zoom’s chat function. That is one of several risks security researchers have warned about as Zoom has exploded in popularity during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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