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I realised I had a paid account, so I've cancelled that too. And I've also reported them to Apple, after seeing that the ZoomOpener app reinstalls the client - which is completely and utterly unacceptable.

Yeah, this seems like it must violate some Apple TOS, right? The uninstaller leaves behind a local webserver, that can't possibly be allowed.

Yeah, when I read this, I said WAT.

How on earth does Apple allow this ? I'm not excusing Zoom, but this is Apples fault.

I'm not sure how this can be construed as Apple's fault (and I've never owned any Apple products). A general purpose OS runs what the user installs. This is purely on zoom for backdooring the system. I'm not sure how many Mac users bother running ps every once in a while, but it seems like it wouldn't be that hard to detect either.

That said I have to say zoom's the only businessy meeting client I've used that doesn't require running through hoops on Linux. Maybe I should check if there are any devious backdoors installed on my system...

Apple only lets you install verified applications by default. Zoom is in the damn AppStore.

The whole point of making the AppStore a walled garden is such that these things don't happen. If an AppStore App can install a server in your machine that remains there and reinstalls the App after it has been deleted, and can be used to spy you via the camera or DDoS you. Then... the AppStore sucks.

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