Zoom CEO: No end-to-end encryption for free users so company can work with law enforcement

The CEO of popular video conferencing software Zoom said the company has no plans to offer end-to-end encryption to users of its free version so it can continue working with law enforcement.

During the company’s quarterly earnings call, Zoom CEO and Chairman Eric Yuan was asked about plans to use end-to-end encryption to bolster the privacy of video calls.  Yuan said the option is something the company wants to offer business or enterprise customers, but not users accessing the platform for free.

“We don’t want to give that because we also want to work together with FBI, with local law enforcement in case some people, they use Zoom for the bad purpose,” Yuan said. […]

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