Zoom allows paid users to choose their data server

The Zoom video conferencing app will ask paying users which server they want to send their data traffic to. This decision was taken following criticism targeting the use of Chinese servers for international communications.

The feature would be rolled out later this week, according to a statement posted on the company’s blog. Users can then choose by means of an ‘opt-in’ through which region (s) their (international) video devices will transit. Among the options will be Europe, Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan / Hong Kong, Latin America and the United States.

This choice follows criticisms targeting the company for having diverted calls by Chinese servers. There is a risk that these calls will be tapped. The choice of servers will only be possible for paying users.

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