Tag Archives: Zoom

CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin Discusses Zoom-Wanking Incident

CNN reports: Jeffrey Toobin returned to CNN as the network’s chief legal analyst on Thursday, eight months after he exposed himself during a Zoom call with colleagues at The New Yorker. “I feel like we should address what’s happened in the months since we’ve seen you,” Alison Camerota said. She summarized the situation and said, “To quote Jay Leno, ‘What …

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Defendant Appears At Hearing As “Buttfucker 3000”

Law & Crime reports: A defendant showed up to a court’s Zoom stream with a deeply unfortunate screenname. No, his name was not really “Buttfucker 3000.” This happened in an arraignment hearing posted to YouTube on Tuesday from the court of Judge Jeffrey Middleton in St. Joseph County, Michigan. There was a brief pause before the defendant realized the judge …

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GOP Ohio Rep Uses Virtual Background To Hide That He’s Driving During Zoom Hearing On Distracted Driving

Gizmodo reports: Andrew Brenner, a state senator in Ohio, is getting some heat for driving while participating in a Zoom call earlier this week. The Ohio Senate is currently taking up a bill that would create additional penalties for distracted driving and a local newspaper, the Columbus Dispatch, pointed out the irony of the situation. But local media aren’t discussing …

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Instagram Aims At Zoom With “Live Rooms” Feature

Mashable reports: Instagram is introducing a new feature today that will allow users to run joint live streams with three other people, letting you broadcast the group video chat for the world to see. Called Live Rooms, the feature ups the number of accounts that can join an IG Live from two to four. So it’s kind of like Zoom, …

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That Viral “Zoom Cat Lawyer” Has A Very Shady Past

Reason reports: A Reason investigation in 2014 and subsequent documentary reported that, as a prosecutor, Rod Ponton leveraged the gears of the federal government in a yearslong effort to level bogus drug charges against a woman in Alpine, Texas, ultimately succeeding at destroying her business. The target, Ilana Lipsen, was his alleged former lover; she says she had one sexual …

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Lawyer Apologizes To Judge: “I’m Not A Cat” [VIDEO]

The El Paso Times reports: Judge Roy Ferguson of the 394th Texas District Court in Brewster County took to Twitter to share a link to a portion of a Zoom meeting that featured three lawyers. Two of the lawyers, Jerry L. Phillips and H. Gibbs Bauer, appeared as they do on their LinkedIn profiles. But Ron Ponton, who is listed …

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Texas Court Tests Virtual Jury Trial Over Zoom [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: With jury trials on hold throughout the United States because of the coronavirus pandemic, court officials in Texas are preparing to try something new: let jurors hear a case through Zoom. Lawyers in an insurance dispute in Collin County District Court on Monday will present their case by videoconference, in what officials believe will be the first virtual …

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Biden Raises $2.7 Million In First Zoom Fundraiser

CBS News reports: Joe Biden’s first virtual fundraiser embracing the new rules of an agreement with the Democratic National Committee brought in big money in Friday night’s joint fundraiser. The virtual event raked in $2.7 million dollars, a source with direct knowledge on the fundraiser told CBS News, making it the most-successful night of fundraising for Biden’s campaign so far. …

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Google Makes Video Conferencing Service Free

CNET reports: Google today said it’s making its teleconferencing service, called Google Meet, free to consumers. The move takes aim at Zoom, the rival video chat service that’s become a household name during the stay-at-home era spurred by the novel coronavirus. Previously, Meet was only available to paying customers of G Suite, Google’s line of enterprise apps that includes Gmail, …

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Oracle Lands Huge Deal To Support Surging Zoom

Reuters reports: Zoom Video Communications Inc said on Tuesday it has started using Oracle Corp’s cloud computing service to help handle the surge in online video call volumes brought on by the novel coronavirus pandemic. As corporations and schools shift to remote work and billions of people subject to stay-at-home orders seek ways to remain connected, Zoom has seen daily …

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Teen Arrested As “Zoom Bombing” Incidents Escalate

The Hartford Courant reports: A Madison teenager has been arrested and charged with computer crimes after “Zoom bombing” online classes held through Daniel Hand High School. Madison Public Schools recently turned to the popular virtual video conferencing software Zoom to conduct classes online while students study from home during the coronavirus pandemic, but teachers immediately fell victim to what has …

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