I had never heard of Zoom until they were all over the media for running an exploitable web server in the background to side-step Safari security processes. That same week I was invited to a meeting on Zoom… Not the best timing haha 😜
Consent in software is difficult. Clearly Zoom crossed a line by a) installing this web server without asking and b) not removing the web server when uninstalling the app.
The problem is that I don’t see how you can ever communicate to most end-users the implications of running a web server in this way, I suspect most would not even care and would resent even being asked during installation.
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