We have been reading about breaches in security and innappropriate behavior on Zoom.
Today, a few of us hosting a call were ‘zoombombed’ by a user showing child pornography. Needless to say how terrifying and trauma inducing this can be.
We are shutting down our zoom account immediately and advise everyone in the community to do the same - we live in too of a crazy and crisis-driven world to let ourselves be harrassed in our private lives as well.
Alternatives are being considered, please bear with us while we try and test different things.
All the community calls and edgeryders online events will replace their participant registration and onboarding process in order to protect ourselves to the best we can. We might need to jump a few hoops and register more formally, but it should be worth it.
All advertisement of links to calls in public spaces is discouraged, as well as drop-in calls where moderators don’t manually approve participants.
Here are alternatives discussed, any help is appreciated:
- now.edgeryders.eu/room/roomname: Recently set up by @owen. Only available to people with edgeryders.eu accounts. Tested here. Open source.
- Jitsi: Proposed by community members and tested here. Opensource software.
- Discord: Needs user account creation. You can make settings on your server that requires people to have an account on your server for a fixed amount of time before they can post. Shared Audio and Video rooms as well. Proprietary software.