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In this stock photo, a woman holds her hand to her face in frustration in front of a laptop computer, illustrating the realisation of a mistake

An entire California school board has resigned after making disparaging remarks about families in an online meeting which they did not realise was being publicly live-streamed.

“They want to pick on us because they want their babysitters back,” one member said about parents.

Another implied that parents wanted their children out of the house so they could take drugs during the day.

Parents, however, had been joining the public call as it progressed.

“Uh-oh,” said board member Kim Beede when she was told, several minutes into the discussion: “We have the meeting open to the public right now.”

The Webex meeting immediately went into private status.

Source: BBC News

Date: February 23rd, 2021

Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56156795

Discussion

  1. Imagine it’s your job to set up and run meetings like this for your company. What steps do you take to make sure you don’t make this mistake?
  2. What sort of company could you set up to provide secure-WebEx or secure-Zoom services to clients?

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