Free Zoom users will not receive end-to-end encryption, so the FBI and the police can access their calls, developers say.
The company has confirmed that it will not include end-to-end encryption in the service of free calls, in part because it wants to provide law enforcement with access to these calls if necessary.
“We believe that this feature should be part of only a paid offer for professional customers,” said Eric Yuan, Zoom CEO, at a meeting with investors.
Encryption is a key issue for Zoom. Congress is currently considering a bill that critics fear may be legally punished using encryption on social networks.