OREANDA-NEWSIndonesia’s Ministry of Defense has banned the use of Zoom’s online conferencing platform for official purposes. This was reported on Friday by an Indonesian newspaper with reference to the order of the secretary general of the department, Vice Admiral Agus Setiji.

"All structures and units of the ministry should stop holding conferences through this service", he stressed. According to the officer, "there is information that during meetings through Zoom there may be duplication of traffic to servers in other states, which makes it possible for a third party to monitor the content of negotiations".

"The core structures are tasked with finding and providing alternative services for holding online conferences", he said. The newspaper The Wasnington Post on April 3 reported that several thousand records of video calls made through the service were publicly available on the Internet.

Headquartered in San Jose, California, Zoom Video Communications was founded in 2011 by an American businessman of Chinese descent, Eric Yuan. In March 2020, the daily audience of the service reached 200 million people.