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Zoom acquires Keybase to build end-to-end encryption

By Cookie Monster - on 8 May 2020, 7:30am

Zoom acquires Keybase to build end-to-end encryption

Zoom jus announced that it has acquired Keybase, a secure messaging and file-sharing service. 

The acquisition of Keybase will help Zoom build end-to-end encryption that can reach Zoom scalability. In the near future, Zoom will offer an end-to-end encrypted meeting mode to all paid accounts.

The company plans to publish a detailed draft cryptographic design on 22 May as part of its goal to remain transparent and open as it builds the end-to-end encryption offering.

The latest move by Zoom to acquire Keybase is to address criticisms that it does not offer true end-to-end encryption for its video calls. It is also part of the company's 90-day plan to fix several privacy and security issues.

Source: Zoom