Zoom said Wednesday that it would extend end-to-end encryption to users of its free service.
The popular conferencing platform had drawn criticism for its plans to provide E2EE only to its paid customers but after consulting with civil liberties groups, encryption experts, child safety advocates and others, released an updated and inclusive E2EE design on GitHub.
“We have identified a path forward that balances the legitimate right of all users to privacy and the safety of users on our platform,” company founder and CEO Eric Yuan wrote in a blog post, will “offer E2EE as an advanced add-on feature for all of our users around the globe – free and paid.”
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