Among the companies benefiting from the health crisis, Zoom is at the forefront. The videoconferencing service has enjoyed unprecedented success in France since the entry into force of containment measures, and the need to switch to teleworking. In the first two weeks, the number of downloads of the app jumped 80% in the country. And worldwide, more than 600,000 people downloaded the application on March 15, the largest peak ever experienced by American society.
Zoom thus keeps Facebook informed when a user opens its application and also transmits information on the device used, including its model and its unique advertiser identifier, which companies can use to deliver personalized advertisements.
Facebook will also receive the location from which the user logged in, as well as their time zone. And when you download and open the application, Zoom automatically connects to the Facebook Graph API, a tool used by developers to import or extract data from Facebook.
This type of data transfer to Facebook is far from rare. It nevertheless deserves to be included in the conditions of use of any service, estimates from Motherboard a member of Privacy Matters, an American association for the defense of online privacy. Zoom has not yet responded to any request.