back to article Zoom to offer proper end-to-end encryption to free vid-chat accounts – not just paid-up bods – once you verify your phone number...

Zoom today said it will make end-to-end (E2E) encryption available to all of its users, regardless of whether they pay for it or not. The videoconferencing overnight-sensation has walked back its initial plan to limit E2E cryptography to schools and paid-for accounts, after facing a storm of criticism for the restriction. It …

  1. Flak

    Confidentiality for the price of anonymity

    Interesting trade-off which should be fine for most legitimate uses of the platform.

    1. Claptrap314 Silver badge

      Re: Confidentiality for the price of anonymity

      Outside China. Or a few other places, depending on your definition of "legitimate users".

  2. Roland6 Silver badge

    "Today, Zoom released an updated E2EE design on GitHub,"

    It's nice to see that finally, people are beginning to appreciate the value of open design.

  3. razorfishsl

    I would say no...

    Currently China is collecting phone numbers & imei's to verify a persons identity......

    you have to supply legally verifiable documents to get any sort of phone card in China.

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