Zoom announced its intention to cooperate with security forces in different countries. The corresponding statement was made by the CEO of the company Eric Yuan, writes Bloomberg.
The popularity of Zoom’s online conferencing service has skyrocketed during quarantine due to COVID-19. As a result, the company’s revenue in the first quarter of 2020 increased by 169% compared to the same period last year.
The day after the publication of the financial statements, Eric Yuan issued a statement in which he announced his intention to abandon end-to-end encryption for calls to users who use the service for free.
“We will certainly not provide end-to-end traffic encryption service to free users. We want to work with the FBI and local law enforcement if someone uses Zoom for bad purposes”.Eric Yuan, Zoom CEO
A few weeks earlier, Zoom acquired Keybase, a company that develops secure messaging systems. Yuan then stated that the main goal of the transaction was to increase the security of user data.