Google Meet adds ‘Zoom-bombing’ protection for educators

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Google Meet adds 'Zoom-bombing' protection for educators

The coronavirus pandemic has made video conferencing incredibly popular, but also given us a new term to learn: Zoom-bombing. It’s when anonymous users enter your video chat—in this case, on the Zoom Meetings service—and cause all sorts of disruption.

This phenomenon is not limited to Zoom, however, so Google is now set to protect educators against unwanted intrusions on its own Google Meet.

Google classes an anonymous user as someone who isn’t signed in with a Google account. Anyone classed as a G Suite for Education user will have their privacy increased in the coming days. As the G Suite Updates site explains, “anonymous users can no longer join meetings organized by anyone with a G Suite for Education or G Suite Enterprise for Education license. This prevents participants from sharing a link publicly to encourage anonymous users to request access.” Read more…

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