I've been seeing a lot of tweets of people noting how kitted out police are vs care workers & I actually did a quick break down of the cost of gear to kit out an officer vs how much it costs to kit out a care worker in PPE. [...]
Front line workers who have to try and fight the #COVID19 pandemic WE ARE STILL IN. How many police were in riot gear in downtown Seattle? Multiply each one by at least 27 & think about how we are fighting a pandemic & our front line workers are wearing fucking trash bags.
They're cutting out plastic sheets to make face shields so they don't add another body in hospital that's already full to the brim waiting for tests that maybe sorta don't work while there seems to be NO shortage in teargas and rubber bullets.
The system chose to buy artillery to defend a blatant murder of an innocent man instead of buying supplies to help try and end an already disastrously handled quagmire of a pandemic.
Corporate clients will get access to Zoom's end-to-end encryption service now being developed, but Yuan said free users won't enjoy that level of privacy, which makes it impossible for third parties to decipher communications.
"Free users for sure we don't want to give that because we also want to work together with FBI, with local law enforcement in case some people use Zoom for a bad purpose," Yuan said on the call.
Based on their track record, it's not like they could ensure the privacy of your calls even if they wanted to. But it's good to know up front that they absolutely do not want to.