Protecting Your Privacy With a Virtual Machine While Using Zoom

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have had to make rapid lifestyle adjustments to keep up with social distancing and isolation rules. More of us are working and studying from home, and using telecommunication tools for conferences and lectures is becoming a daily habit for people around the world.

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why ? just use it inside your browser

additional tips here:

Two articles that came out since this was published which are worth reading:

ECB mode, what the hell, you’d think they were doing this on purpose. Already bad enough they misleadingly try to say they do E2EE.


Some meetings cannot be accessed from the browser if certain features enabled, eg attention tracking.

that s*cks

Jitsi’s experimental E2EE using “Insertable Streams” looks interesting:

Also if you’ve been using Zoom, make sure you use a unique, password and email account. Get yourself a password manager if you cannot remember “all your passwords”. There are some good suggestions on the website.

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You reecommend BigBlueButton in this article but not on your Real-Time Communication page. Why?