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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