Zoom Ripped For Only Offering Paying Users Top Encryption

By Ben Kochman (June 4, 2020, 10:28 PM EDT) -- A consumer advocacy group on Thursday slammed Zoom Video Communications Inc.'s plan to only offer strengthened encryption protections to paying users, a move the video conferencing company says will help combat abuse on the platform.

In a conference call with investors, Zoom CEO Eric Yuan on Wednesday said the company plans to roll out "end-to-end" encryption — which bars third parties, including internet service providers and law enforcement, from accessing communications — only to its business and enterprise customers.

Calls made by users of Zoom's free service will continue to be encrypted "in transit" between users and Zoom's servers, according to the company....

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