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John F. Braun
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July 8, 2019 7:34 EDT PM  

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July 9, 2019 1:23 EDT PM  

At 00:45:02 Andrew mentions using zoom.  After reading this article, you might not want to.

Dont use Zoom

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July 10, 2019 12:19 EDT PM  

Indeed. It seems that Zoom did some very bad things, the worst of which is to start up a web server on your mac, and leave it running even if you uninstalled the app! Shameful.

They have issued an update today, 7/10/19, (which you can get by selecting update in the menu when you run the app). The claim is they no longer run a web server (which I believe is true). They also claim to have fixed the uninstall problem. But it is hard  trust them any more.

Zoom is a great way to have a meeting though. Works much better, IMHO, than Skype for larger groups.