Zoom Reverses Course and Promises End-to-End Encryption for All Users

""While I am sure the DoJ will be unhappy with Zoom's choice, I believe the anti-abuse controls that Zoom announced, such as verifying a phone number, will help to mitigate the abuse that Zoom was previously trying to prevent by the more extreme measure of barring free accounts from getting E2EE entirely," says Riana Pfefferkorn, the associate director of surveillance and cybersecurity at Stanford's Center for Internet and Society. "Contrary to DoJ's talking points, it has never been the case that end-to-end encryption completely cuts off all possible ability to detect and investigate crime and abuse. Zoom's announcement today demonstrates that other measures can be brought into play that do not require sacrificing users' privacy and security.""