Zoom to offer end-to-end encryption for video calls, trial to begin in July

Zoom was criticized for failing to state that its service is not fully end-to-end encrypted (file)

The video conferencing provider said that Zoom Video Communications Inc. plans to offer end-to-end encryption for video calls to all of its free and paying users and will launch a trial version in July.

The company, whose business has sprung up with a coronovirus lockdown and forced more people to work from home, has transformed from a business-oriented teleconferencing device into a global video hangout.

But it has also been under fire over privacy and security issues, and faced criticism for failing to disclose that its service was not fully end-to-end encrypted.

After a series of security failures led some institutions to ban the use of Zoom, the California-based company hired a former chief security officer at Facebook Inc. Alex Stamos in April and rolled out major upgrades.

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