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Zoom Adds Standard End-to-End Encryption

From The Zoom Blog:

Today, Zoom released an updated E2EE design on GitHub. We are also pleased to share that we have identified a path forward that balances the legitimate right of all users to privacy and the safety of users on our platform. This will enable us to offer E2EE as an advanced add-on feature for all of our users around the globe — free and paid — while maintaining the ability to prevent and fight abuse on our platform.

Zoom has had a lot of missteps along their path of exponential growth since COVID-19 has forced everyone into online-only communication for a few months. They seem to always come around to the correct decision, even if it takes them way too long in some cases.

To set up E2E Encryption, you have to verify your identity by a text message.1 That in itself is not terribly secure, but it strikes a good balance between user convenience and Zoom being able to make sure that there aren’t a bunch of porn-by-the-hour sites popping up on their service.

  1. Yes, We all know this can be bypassed if someone convinces your phone company to redirect your SIM card.β†©οΈŽ

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