After backlash for not encrypting, for allowing police to have access to conversations, and more, Zoom has announced a change of heart. Encryption will be an option on calls. They will also require free users to verify themselves with a phone number and other details, all of which has me wondering if there is a backdoor to the encryption.
After mounting pressure from privacy activists and users, Zoom said today that it’ll provide end-to-end encryption protection to everyone — including free users.

Earlier this month, the company had said that it’ll provide this feature to only paid users to comply with law enforcement and catch abusers of the service. After its announcements, several privacy experts wrote to zoom about enabling this feature for all users.

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