Tag: Zoom

YouTube, Zoom Take Down San Francisco State University Event Featuring Palestinian Terrorist

YouTube and Zoom intervened on Wednesday to stop a virtual event held by San Francisco State University (SFSU) featuring Leila Khaled, a prominent Palestinian terrorist and plane hijacker. The event, titled “Whose Narratives? Gender, Justice, & Resistance: A conversation with Leila Khaled,” was scheduled to…

Joe Biden Wears Mask for Remote Interview

Former Vice President Joe Biden wore a mask for a remote interview with a local Wisconsin ABC affiliate on Monday, for reasons that remain unclear.…

Making Joe Biden Cool

Ben Wessel was nervous. Joe Biden had just won the Democratic nomination, and the youth-focused super PAC Wessel runs, NextGen America, now had to figure out how to persuade the generation of TikTok and trigger warnings to turn out to vote for a 77-year-old man…

Willpower Is Not Going to Be Enough

College students are being invited back onto campus after a summer of isolation and confinement, with strict instructions to stay apart. School officials, pleading with students to treat their new autonomy gingerly, are leaning hard on shame to get compliance. The president of Penn State…

Zoom Forecasts Sales Surge as Video Conferencing Becomes a Daily Routine

Zoom Video Communications Inc raised its annual revenue forecast by more than 30 percent after comfortably beating quarterly estimates on Monday as it converts more of its huge free user base to paid subscriptions. Shares of Zoom, which have surged almost four-fold this year, rose…

Dog Days

I met a traveler from an antique land who stopped me with a blue-gloved hand and said, “That’s close enough. You might be carrying viral lint in your trouser cuff.” I could tell from the smell in the room he’d been having sex on Zoom.…

Zoom Suffers Massive Outages on First Day of Online School

Video-conferencing app Zoom, which is being relied on by many school districts across the country for online classes, is suffering a massive outage right as many children attempt to begin their first day of classes.…

The GoFundMe Economy Was Never Going to Work

Across the country, parents are using Facebook to form “pandemic pods,” hiring tutors or out-of-work teachers to educate their kids as school district after school district announces that it will go partially or fully virtual. Beloved mom-and-pop stores are flooding sites such as GoFundMe to…

Foster Family Adopts Second Child in Virtual Adoption Ceremony

A foster family adopted their second child in a virtual adoption ceremony in the age of the coronavirus.…

Smart Home Devices Become Even More Intrusive by Adding Zoom Fuctionality

Video-conferencing app Zoom, notorious for its poor security, ties to Communist China, and “Zoom bombing,” is expanding its reach to a number of smart home devices from Amazon, Facebook, and Google.…