Zoom to exclude free calls from end-to-end encryption to allow FBI cooperation | Technology

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Zoom, the popular videoconferencing platform, has announced that it will provide end-to-end encryption after facing a litany of privacy and security concerns – but only to users who pay for it.

Eric Yuan, the company’s CEO, alarmed privacy advocates on Wednesday saying that Zoom plans to exclude free calls from end-to-end encryption in order to leave open the possibility of working with law enforcement.

“Free users for sure, we don’t want to give [end-to-end encryption] because we also want to work with the FBI, with local law enforcement in case some people use Zoom for the wrong purpose, “Yuan said in a conference call with analysts.



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