Zoom, the video conferencing platform has reversed its decision. Now all customers will be provided end-to-end encryption instead of just those who pay for the subscription to the company.
Several civil rights groups heavily criticized their app for excluding their encryption services. The secure communication is now easier by all the users
Eric Yuan, CEO of Zoom explained that the free calls are possible with end-to-end encryption. He further stated that it is still possible to work with the FBI, as some people may use Zoom for their wrong objectives.
It was criticized by civil rights groups, whose main focus was to provide basic security features to all individuals – No matter they are wealthy or not.
After discussions with civil rights organizations, encryption experts, child safety advocates, representatives of state and users, the CEO of Zoom announced this change. This will be available at the starting of July.
The app’s popularity gone higher during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns, and the number of its daily users are risen up to a 300 percent high level. On a daily basis, there were 10 million users on December 19, but now this ratio exceeds 300 million.
To get rid of concerns related to bad objectives of people, Zoom will require free users to sign up with their phone number. This way, they will receive on-time verification in the form of SMS.
Eric Yuan, CEO of Zoom further stated that “We encourage everyone to continue to share their views throughout this complex, ongoing process,”