I wonder about Etherpad which I just found out has video. Free, but without the problem of “commercial free”. Not sure about security cc @johnmclear
Zoom seems a bit of an ethical & security disaster but I think there are plenty of other worries around equity of support, environment and devices.
Etherpad being open source is certainly a positive.
Ive used etherpad in the past, a quick test of the video version shows it works fine on iPad and iPhone. A moot point for me as I think North Lanarkshire will be instructions us to use Teams.
In a primary setting I think there is a lot more to think about around video conferencing, at the moment I don’t think it is a golden bullet for our current problems.
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Daring Fireball has a lot of zoom info none of it good : duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Adari…
“… the number of security issues with Zoom in the past make it as bad as malicious software, said Arvind Narayanan, an associate computer science professor at Princeton University.
“Let’s make this simple,” he said. “Zoom is malware.”.
Thanks John. Really helpful.
That’s fairly blunt and to the point!!
Your last sentence in that post is key. Not a golden bullet. I’ve been echoing that from the start. Sigh
There was a recent update on MacOS that removed a pretending-to-be-part-of-the-OS dialogue box.
We used it for some department meetings but methinks I’ll be deleting it and encouraging folks to use teams instead.
btw: hope everyone is well.
I think it is the history of not behaving well that is worrying.
All well in my house so far Rob, all ok with your family?
aye. Disney+ to the rescue!
For me too I’ve been watching Disney Fairytale Weddings and I’m not even embarrassed to say so. Love a bit of mindless escapism tv
Enjoy the magic!