Also: Zoom’s oft-repeated assertion that it offers end-to-end encryption turns out to have been a lie they’ve just admitted:
Gruber’s advice from yesterday is sound: if you need to use Zoom it’s better to use it with an iOS device via the iOS-sandboxed App Store app. And if you need to use it on a desktop use it in an isolated web browser, and do not install the desktop app.
9to5Mac recommends using FaceTime when possible, as it always has end-to-end encryption, and it points out
In contrast, Apple’s FaceTime has always been end-to-end encrypted. When Group FaceTime was introduced in 2018, it too was end-to-end encrypted. FaceTime remains the only video chat app that supports end-to-end encryption on group calls with up to 32 participants.
The kind of encryption Zoom actually uses is no different from browsing the web over HTTPS. Your connection to the server is secured, but the content of the call can be decrypted and snooped on with the server if the owner wanted to. Obviously, Zoom says it does not do this and simply uses the server to re-encode the connection to the call’s recipients.
…FaceTime requires that everyone on the call is using a fairly modern iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac. FaceTime currently lacks key enterprise videoconferencing features, like the ability to share your computer’s screen so everyone can work through a document or project together.
However, if you want the utmost security and privacy, Group FaceTime is what you should use.