not hinder the detection of crime in the way, denied the Zoom to its Free users, so far, an end-to-end encryption. Now, the video conference service is changing its strategy.
San Jose (dpa) - The video conference service Zoom offer in a u-turn now but also Free-users protection with Complete encryption. You should be asking for additional information such as the confirmation of a phone number, how CEO Eric Yuan announced. This is a common measure in order to prevent abuse.
In the case of the so-called end-to-end encryption of the content are, in principle, only for the participants in clear text accessible, but not for the platform. Zoom didn't function as originally even. The Transmission is encrypted, but Zoom had the key - for example, to allow dial-in via phone call. To Zoom in to announced the launch of end-to-end encryption for paid users.
a few weeks Ago, Yuan reiterated that it will remain also. "Free-users we do not want to give the very determined, because we want to work with the FBI and local police authorities, when people Zoom need for bad purposes," he had said at the beginning of June at the time of submission of the current quarterly figures. Zoom made it clear after this Utterance, that investigators - as is the case with other companies - only with a court order to get access to information. The rethink follows in the case of Free users.
Tech companies, the use to privacy is the so-called end-to-end encryption - such as Apple or Facebook the chat service WhatsApp, are regularly criticized by the authorities with the accusation that this hinders the investigation of a crime. Yuan was convinced that, with the proposed verification measures, the misuse of encryption could be avoided or fought.
Zoom was actually meant for the company. In the Corona of the crisis, the use of the home office, but also the use by private individuals as well as for sports courses, worship services, or education is not increased. In April there was, in the lead up to 300 million took part in video conferences on a daily basis - compared to 10 million in December.
blog entry of ZoomDate Of Update: 19 June 2020, 01:34