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Zoom will offer end-to-end encryption for video calls

by on18 June 2020

Trialing in July

 Zoom Video Communications Inc is planning to offer all its free and paying users end-to-end encryption for video calls and will launch a trial version in July, the video conferencing provider said yesterday.

The company, whose business has boomed with the coronavirus lockdowns forcing more people to work from home, has transformed into a global video hangout from a business-oriented teleconferencing tool.

But it has also come under fire over privacy and security issues, and faced criticism for failing to disclose that its service was not fully end-to-end encrypted.

After a series of security failures resulted in some institutions banning the use of Zoom, the California-based company hired former chief security officer at Facebook Alex Stamos in April and rolled out major upgrades.

Last modified on 18 June 2020
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