Video chat app Houseparty blames 'smear campaign' for hacking controversy, offers $1 million bounty

You’ve heard a lot about Zoom in recent weeks as people work out how to video chat with as many people as possible while social distancing. Plenty of folks are opting for its more “fun” competitor Houseparty instead, especially as Zoom’s faced criticism over privacy concerns, from it corporate policies to new users’ increased vulnerability to phishing attacks (not to mention careless Star Trek cast members). 

Now Houseparty is under fire itself, as users have leveled accusations that the app has been hacked and used to gain access to their Netflix, Spotify, PayPal, and other online accounts, and urged others to delete the app. Read more…

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