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Zoom Changes Course on End-to-End Encryption

The videoconferencing company now says it will offer end-to-end encryption to all users beginning in July.

In a reversal of course, Zoom's CEO says the videoconferencing company will begin to offer end-to-end encryption (E2EE) to all users -- both paid and free -- beginning in July. Zoom had previously stated that E2EE would be available only to paid customers.

In a blog post, Eric S. Yuan wrote that the enhanced encryption will require an additional initial authentication process in order to limit the number of abusive accounts that might be created. E2EE will also be turned off by default, he wrote, because it limits certain functionality, including the ability to include traditional PSTN phone lines and SIP/H.323 conference room systems.

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