“Can You Get Out of Here?”: How Zoom Renders Private Classrooms Public

Hannah Berman
May 25, 2020 · 13 min read
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On April 5th, my sister Milly’s high school Physics class got “Zoom bombed.” This is a term that has been coined to describe the phenomenon of an uninvited stranger disturbing participants by dropping into an online meeting on Zoom, a video conferencing technology. This term, and its synonyms (like Zoom raids), have only recently required invention, due to the spike in…