You’ll have to pay for Zoom’s new end-to-end encryption feature

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  • Zoom announced the addition of end-to-end encryption to video calls.
  • The security feature will be available in the near future, thanks to the acquisition of Keybase.
  • Only paid Zoom accounts will be able to take advantage of it, with subscriptions starting at $14.99 per month.
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The novel coronavirus pandemic forced us to spend more time indoors than ever in recent history. Those who were able to study or work from home replaced their daily rituals with a different environment, one dominated that all sorts of video chat apps that made working from home possible. Zoom rose as the star video conferencing app during the early days of the pandemic, but the more popular it got, the clearer it was the software had some serious privacy and security issues. One of them concerned user data security, as people found out the end-to-end encryption that Zoom claimed protected each video call wasn’t exactly end-to-end encryption. Zoom was using its own form of encryption, which allowed it to access contents from video and audio calls, which is hardly reassuring.

In light of the revelations, Zoom promised to fixed its glaring security issues, and the latest move concerns end-to-end encryption. Your video calls will finally get it. But only if you pay, because end-to-end encryption will not be rolling out to free Zoom calls.

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