Among other idiotic things reported to me was how a bunch of reputed intellectuals spent three days trying to get everyone in the department on Zoom to hold a meeting.

They could have passed around a link to a meeting instead that everyone could join using a web browser without creating user accounts.

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Those who vehemently opposed the installation of surveillance cameras within university premises are now installing one surveillance camera-per-person by going ahead with Zoom

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It must be demanded that all teleconferencing/remote working platforms must be free and open source. Ppl should be able to inspect these software and know what they actually do. No public institution should open gates to proprietary platforms that are often used for surveillance.

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