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Zoom won't add encryption to free calls so it can work with law enforcement


Zoom's decision not to fully encrypt free users' calls keeps the door open for law enforcement cooperation, CEO Eric Yuan told analysts in a Tuesday conference call, as previously reported by Bloomberg

End-to-end encryption, which the videoconferencing company is currently working on, will be only enabled on paid accounts because the "vast majority of harm comes from self-service users with fake identities," Zoom security consultant Alex Stamos noted in a tweet.

"Zoom has engaged with child safety advocates, civil liberties organizations, encryption experts, and law enforcement to incorporate their feedback into our plan," the company said in an emailed statement.