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Video call provider Zoom plans on excluding encryption for free users to allow FBI surveillance

The video call and conferencing provider Zoom that experienced a surge in popularity due to the Covid-19 pandemic and has faced criticism over security concerns has announced that it will implement end-to-end encryption for video calls. Though the encryption will only be provided for users with a paid plan. CEO Eric Yuan has stated that they "want to work together with FBI, with local law enforcement in case some people use Zoom for a bad purpose" as a reason for not providing the encryption to free users.

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