The United Kingdom’s Ethical Consumer investigated, scored and ranked the ethical and environmental record of 21 video conferencing companies. Its findings, issued in a recent report, indicated that no brands were awarded Best Buy status and there are some interesting recommendations for alternatives to the big corporate players in this rapidly-changing market.
The guide does suggest one company to avoid which is the subject of a boycott call by Ethical Consumer for its tax avoidance and for unethical practices in every one of the rating categories. Can you guess where your favorite video-conferencing platform stands?
Here are three criteria to look for when choosing a platform: (1) Is it open source? (2) Is it encrypted? and (3) Does it meet your needs?
Here are the criteria for what not to buy: (1) Does it support tech monopolies? And (2) Does the company support the extraction of fossils fuels?
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