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San Francisco State U. President Defends Speaking Invitation to Terrorist

San Francisco State University President Lynn Mahoney has defended students that invited airplane hijacker Leila Khaled to speak on campus. Mahoney said that students were “deeply” wounded by Zoom’s decision to shut down a livestream of the event. In a statement, Zoom said that it was forced to shut down the event after learning of Khaled’s affiliation with a terrorist organization.

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Zoom, YouTube Shut Down San Francisco State U. Event Featuring Terrorist Leila Khaled

This week, YouTube and Zoom pulled the plug on a livestream event hosted by San Francisco State University featuring Leila Khaled, an activist that is best known for her participation in two airplane hijackings that took place in the 1970s. SFSU President Lynn Mahoney argued that that Zoom’s decision to “silence” Khaled is “deeply wounding” to members of the university community.

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Zoom Adds Tools to Make Communist China’s Censorship Even Easier

U.S. based video conferencing app Zoom is reportedly adding a new feature to its app that will help Beijing target Chinese users. Despite making censorship even easier for the communist regime, the company released a statement stating, “We hope that one day, governments who build barriers to disconnect their people from the world and each other will recognize that they are acting against their own interests, as well as the rights of their citizens and all humanity.”

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Zoom Suspends American Nonprofit After Commemorating Tiananmen Square Massacre

Video conferencing app Zoom suspended the account of a U.S.-based Chinese activist group after the group hosted a Zoom event commemorating the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, stating that it did so “to comply with local law.” Following media coverage and outrage from the public, Zoom reenabled the group’s account on the platform.

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Oklahoma City U. Virtual Graduation ‘Zoom Bombed’ by Racist Heckler

Oklahoma City University’s virtual graduation ceremony was interrupted over the weekend by a hacker that replaced the broadcast with racist images. “Zoom bombing,” a term which was popularized at the outset of the Chinese virus pandemic, is an unwanted disruption to a Zoom meeting by an intruder who is able to take control of a meeting.

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Zoom Reaches 300 Million Users Despite Security Flaws

Video conferencing service Zoom has reportedly reached 300 million users despite its growing number of security and privacy issues. The company’s userbase has surged 50% in just the last month based on the economy and education system relying on the service.

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