'In an ideal cyberpunk pandemic, everyone would do a bunch of smart research really quickly and pick the best, most secure video chat app so everyone can stay connected. Zoom exploded onto the pandemic scene two months ago with a long list of entrenched privacy and security problems that the company has been forced to face. Bigger, well-established companies that had teleconferencing apps (lingering in use mostly by business customers) got slapped awake by Zoom simultaneous success at saturation and failure at trust and security.
Now Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and other players like Telegram are all rushing to compete with Zoom low bar, and the results are unsurprisingly mixed. We are all familiar with Facebook 'take now, apologize later' methodology regarding privacy and….