Video communications announced on Tuesday that they have opened a new data center in Singapore, the company’s first data center in Southeast Asia. < / P > < p > with the establishment of a new data center in Singapore, zoom has reached 18 data centers worldwide. Singapore data center will provide services to users from Southeast Asia. < / P > < p > the company also plans to recruit more employees in Singapore and expand its Singapore team. Abe Smith, head of zoom’s international operations, said the jobs they planned to recruit included engineers and sales people. < / P > < p > affected by the epidemic, people in many parts of the world work remotely from home. Therefore, during the epidemic period, the video conference service provided by zoom was welcomed by people, and the company quickly gained a large number of users. However, while the number of users has soared, the company has also been faced with concerns about its privacy and security. Since January this year, the number of users of zoom’s free service in Singapore has increased by 64 times, and the number of paid users has increased by two times, according to Smith. Since March, 400 schools in Singapore have been using the platform. < / P > < p > in April this year, Singapore temporarily banned teachers from using zoom to teach students because of some “very serious events” in the first week of the new coronavirus epidemic blockade, including the appearance of obscene images on the screen in geography classes.