Concerns over privacy prompted New York City to ban the use of Zoom by city schools and move instead to an approved platform like Google Meet or Microsoft Teams “as soon as possible.”

“We want people to gradually transition to another format,” Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza said at Mayor Bill de Blasio’s coronavirus press conference Sunday.

The move is another blow to the suddenly popular teleconferencing platform, which has drawn scrutiny after miscreants exploited it to “Zoom bomb” conference participants, security researchers discovered a trio of vulnerabilities and the New York Attorney General launched a probe of its privacy policy.

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