SAN FRANCISCO: Zoom Video Communications 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 company’s business has boomed with the coronavirus lockdowns forcing more people to work from home and has transformed into a global video hangout from a business-oriented teleconferencing tool.
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. Many institutions banned Zoom after a series of security failures
The company hired former chief security officer at Facebook Alex Stamos in April and rolled out major upgrades. Zoom released a technical paper on encryption plans in May but did not say how widely they would reach.
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