Zoom criticized for privacy and data concerns, Airbnb apologizes and pledges $250M to hosts, and NPR skips April Fools’ Day

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Good morning, communicators:

Along with many organizations, NPR is skipping the pranks for April Fools’ Day.

Co-host of NPR’s Weekend Edition and Up First, Lulu Garcia-Navarro, tweeted:

Happy April Fools Day. @NPR has a yearly tradition where we try to amuse you with a prank. This year, we aren’t doing it. Too much that is too somber going on. Just too much…everything. We will be back next year. Meanwhile, we will still try and bring you joy, amid…everything

— Lulu NYT (@lourdesgnavarro) April 1, 2020

As people worldwide are reeling from the affects of COVID-19, you’d be smart to do the same and skip today’s holiday pranks.

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As the virtual conference platform’s membership and meeting numbers are sharply rising, so are privacy concerns. The FBI has issued a warning regarding “Zoom-bombing” following cases of people jumping into meetings uninvited, yelling racial slurs or showing inappropriate imagery.

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