Kites is a start-up dedicated to developing real-time Machine Translation ("MT") solutions. Its team of 12 researchers will help Zoom's engineering team advance the field of MT to improve meeting productivity and efficiency by providing multi-language translation capabilities for Zoom users.
According to app developer Jeremy Provost, it gives an advantage to the Zoom users to use the Split View multitasking to access Twitter, a notes app, etc, reports 9To5Mac reported. "We asked Zoom and to our surprise, they gave us the answer and in the process revealed an apparently private process, available only to those deemed worthy by Apple," Provost said.
Whether you want to create the feeling of being in a classroom, a boardroom, a conference auditorium, or your favourite place to catch up with friends, Zoom's Immersive View assembles up to 25 participants in one fun, consistent meeting environment, the company said in a blogpost on Monday.
The vulnerability was discovered as part of a contest, Pwn2Own, organised by cybersecurity firm Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), a programme designed to reward security researchers for responsibly disclosing vulnerabilities.
According to The Verge, the feature, still in beta, isn't really new -- Zoom announced this in September 2020 for Windows and macOS -- but it is the first time many Zoom users are discovering it. Users can start up a Zoom session and go to Video Settings. From there, select "Background & Filters" and look for "Studio Effects (Beta)" in the lower right-hand corner. After that, users can affect any look they want, the report said on Monday.
The findings indicate that while some students had concerns about the lack of privacy or their home environment, 41 per cent of the 276 respondents cited their appearance as the reason for keeping their cameras off.