Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Taiwan bans 'unsafe' Zoom app Hi guys, welcome back on my channel. I'm Charlotte and in today's video, I want to do something different… I told you before that I love to follow the Taiwanese news, because I'm very curious about what's going on there I think it's very interesting to see how Taiwan is portrayed in the European news and what news gets through to Europe. I speak a few languages. I speak Dutch, French and English. That allows me to check some news sources from different countries and I would love to discuss with you what I find in the news! The article I found, was one in the Belgian newspaper HLN The title was: Taiwan bans 'unsafe' Zoom app. Zoom is some kind of app that allows you to make conference calls and invite many people in the same group chat or video chat. The reason Taiwan bans Zoom, was that experts have claimed that there are some holes in Zoom's security That would allow hackers to listen in on conversations and take over computers from people participating That's a very big deal, but something that makes this even worse for Taiwan, is that they found out that the servers of this app are based in China. Thinking that people could possibly listen in into important conversations and that the servers are located in China, makes this a very high security risk for Taiwan, and that's the reason why they decided to ban it. I also read that the department of education in New York and Elon Musk's space company SpaceX They also banned the communication app in the past, so that seems like an indication that they think it is not a safe app to use. If you think about it… It is very scary, because big companies or governmental organizations communicate completely over the internet these days If you have security holes in an important app like that, that serves for communication, and hackers can access all of this very sensitive information, that could definitely be a big issue. The reason why I think this news about Taiwan and Zoom made the Belgian news, is because Zoom also has some users in Belgium. I was very curious, so I asked around to my family and people I know, and I have found some people who are using Zoom. I guess it's a very important article to make people aware that you should be very careful with which app you use, whenever you share some sensitive information. That was what I heard in this little article about Taiwan and Zoom. I hope you found it interesting and I would love to have more details, because the article was quite short What do they mean with “banned”? Did Taiwan really block the app from working in Taiwan? Or did the government just tell its citizens: “You better not use it”? I would love to know more about that. I would also love to hear your opinion on the matter Feel free to leave a comment down below. If I make another future “news video” like this about Taiwan in the international news, I will make sure to share a few of your comments of this video in the next one. Let me know if you like this, don't forget to press “like” and subscribe and see you very soon in the next video. Bye ~ Love you guys Click on the bell to see my videos first!