Eric Yuan, CEO of the video call app Zoom, recently refuted the allegations that he and his company are Chinese.
Yuan said that he became a United States citizen in 2007 and that Zoom is an American company.
Yuan said Zoom has operations and employees like other multinational technology companies in China.
Zoom CEO Eric Yuan in a blog post stated that his company is American and Chinese. The controversial video calling app now faces accusations of having a Chinese link. Yuan in a blog post refuted these allegations.
“Recently, questions have also been raised about Zoom and China. At first, this seemed to stem from a temporary misconfiguration in the routing of our global data center that we fixed. But outside of that isolated incident, in the past few weeks, we’ve seen discouraging rumors and misinformation arising, “Yuan wrote.
He also gave a complete account of his follow-up history on the blog. He said he became a U.S. citizen in 2007 and has lived in the United States since 1997.
He also stated that Zoom is a US company, founded and based in California, incorporated in Delaware and listed on NASDAQ.
Yuan said Zoom has operations and employees like other multinational technology companies in China. He said that these companies are operated by subsidiaries of the United States parent company.
“Our engineers work through these subsidiaries. We don’t hide this. Rather, we disclose this type of information in our public presentations, as appropriate. Our operations in China are materially similar to those of our American peers who also operate and have employees. there “. Yuan wrote.
Earlier this month, Zoom acknowledged that it has no more than 300 million daily active users, as previously stated, The Verge reported.
Zoom gave a clarifying statement after editing the numbers of active users for the meeting participants. The difference between the two is significant, according to the report. Daily active users are counted once a day, while meeting participants can be called multiple times a day, depending on the number of times they use the video call application.
Zoom then clarified by saying that it unintentionally referred to participants as users and people.
Zoom has come under fire for its security concerns. The app saw a ban on multiple platforms that cited cybersecurity issues. To name a few companies that did this were Google, SpaceX and Standard Chartered. The Taiwanese government asked its agencies not to use Zoom and, in the most recent measure, the Government of India issued a security advisory citing that the use of Zoom “is not safe.”
Zoom, however, brought multiple features like setting meeting and waiting room passwords by default on the platform. Giving the account administrator the ability to choose whether their data is routed through specific regions of the data center, increasing password complexity, etc.