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    It appears that for many it was a shock to learn that Zoom chats at least with the host could be out in the open, and Monica Lewinsky is no exception.

    TV personality and anti-bullying activist Monica Lewinsky has shared her own "cautionary tale" about the video meeting platform Zoom, which has of late been used widely as people started working remotely during the coronavirus pandemic.

    "When zooming on phone, pay extra attention to replying privately vs everyone", she started off her Thursday tweet.

    "Was thrilled to share i was still in pj’s sans bra with my TED speaker community", Lewinsky, who took part in "The Price of Shame" talk in 2015 sharing her experience of being in the midst of media storm over the 1998 Clinton-Lewinsky political sex scandal, went on to share.

    However, fortunately for her, one user in the thread warned her that private chats are all filed in logs.

    "The private messages are still relayed in the meeting log. Be careful out there".

    "Oh f–k", Lewisky dropped in disarray, as many more issued similar warnings or, like Lewinsky, expressed their disappointment with the news:

    "Yup and your employer can see all your private Slack messages too if you are using the company server", another weighed in.

    "Only if your private message is to the host - if it's to another participant, then those don't get saved", a third offered a correction, making others sigh with relief.

    Many, however, went for a bit of humour, sticking to Lewinsky’s not-so-surprising revelation and bringing up the "casual" COVID dress code:

    "At least 15% of them were not wearing pants, so you're OK", one assured.

    "... as long as you're wearing a mask, you're aaaalll good too", another shared.


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