Latest headlines: Paul Konikowski on Zoom’s recent brush with the FTC, Leah McCann’s wrapup on D=SIGN: The Digital Signage Conference & more
December 17, 2020 | Volume: 13 | Issue: 24
The year is finally coming to a close, #AVtweeps. But for all of you, I know that means you’re working that much harder. Schools are continuing to make tough decisions about whether in-person education will be an option over the next semester. With universities, most have already made that decision — and you all are setting up the systems in the classrooms that will hopefully set students and professors up for success. When it comes to primary school — many of my friends are teachers — and they are still awaiting official word from their county’s higher-ups.
Since so many of your schools are likely using Zoom to conduct class, I thought most of you would be interested in Zoom’s brush with the FTC in November. Granted that COVID is currently starring in the news (and rightfully so), I wonder whether you all missed this like I did. Take a look at Paul Konikowski’s article, and let him and I know what you think of the consent order.
Also, we are back with our wrapups! I am sure many of you joined us for D=SIGN: The Digital Signage Conference last week. If you did not, or even if you didn’t get to watch all the sessions, take a look at Leah McCann’s article — and she included links to watch the recorded content.
Finally, speaking of industry education (we weren’t talking about that but never you mind) — I am studying to get my CTS, and I am documenting my progress via podcast! So if you are interested in learning more about the certification and what the process and test entail, I am officially welcoming you to Study With Steph!
On Nov. 9, 2020, the United States Federal Trade Commission announced a pending settlement with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. According to FTC Matter/File Number: 192 3167, “Zoom Video Communications, Inc. will be required to implement a robust information security program to settle FTC allegations that the video conferencing provider engaged in a series of deceptive and unfair practices that undermined the security of its users.” Wait — Zoom what now?
History’s first-ever D=SIGN: The Digital Signage Conference — an exciting new event created by AVIXA and the Digital Signage Federation (DSF) — began Tuesday. The two-day conference, delivered virtually this year,* was packed with products, education and networking for those in the digital signage industry: think AV integrators, retail/hospitality/healthcare/QSR operators, media and content professionals, and creative agencies that make the content for digital platforms.