Zoom is rolling out end-to-end encryption (E2EE) in July for free to all users. It’s just a shame that they claimed it was already a part of their service—and lied.
Quite sneakily, the company used its own definition of the term, “one that lets Zoom itself access unencrypted video and audio from meetings,” according to the Intercept. The encryption that Zoom previously used is TLS, the same that servers use for HTTPS. This encryption is transport-only, breaking the widely accepted meaning of the term end-to-end encryption.
But now, Zoom is promising to bring genuine E2EE to all of its users. For real this time.