Thursday, April 30, 2020

Google Meet vs Zoom

Google Meet, Google’s Zoom competitor, is now free for everyoneGoogle Meet, Google’s Zoom competitor, is now free for everyone | Ars Technica

Google Meet, Google's newest video chat service, will soon be free for everyone. The service, which was previously locked behind G Suite, is opening up to anyone with a Google account.

Users will be able to access the service at or through the iOS and Android apps. While the service's free tier is unrestricted now, it won't be unrestricted forever. Google says that, after September 30, meetings for non G Suite accounts will be limited to 60 minutes.

Google Meet: Video Conferencing for Business | G Suite

Do I need to install anything?
For users on Chrome, Firefox, Safari and new Edge we don't require or ask for any plugins or software to be installed, Meet works entirely in the browser. This limits the attack surface for Meet and the need to push out frequent security patches on end-user machines. On mobile, we ask that you install the Meet app from Apple App Store or the Google Play Store

Zoom Vulnerabilities with Patrick Wardle - Software Engineering Daily
Zoom’s rapid growth in user adoption came from its focus on user experience and video call quality. This focus on product quality came at some cost to security quality. As our entire digital world has moved onto Zoom, the engineering community has been scrutinizing Zoom more closely, and discovered several places where the security practices of Zoom are lacking.