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Zoom encrypts the video calls from users who pay for the app

June 1, 2020

The platform plans to enable the end-to-end encryption feature only for paying customers.

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Zoom encrypts the video calls from users who pay for the appZoom encrypts the video calls from users who pay for the app


ZoomThe video conferencing tools that became popular in quarantine times and had several scandals regarding their privacy said that they are reported to be strengthening the encryption of their calls for organizations and customers who pay for their services. Reuters.

Alex StamosThe platform’s security advisor indicated that they are implementing a plan that is subject to change and that it is not yet clear whether nonprofits or other politically dissimilar users, if any, could qualify for accounts that allow safer meetings.

Stamos also said that a combination of technological, security, and commercial factors had been included in the plan. Gennie Gebhart, a researcher at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, told the agency she hoped that Zoom would change course and offer more protected video calls.

However, Jon Callas, an employee of the American Civil Liberties Union, said this was a sensible strategy. According to Callas, charging end-to-end encryption is one way to get rid of badly viewed or unwanted people, including spammers and other malicious users who use free services.

Zoom has taken steps to increase security after hacking and selling a number of accounts for this service or sharing for free on the dark internet.