Zoom video chat’s full encryption reportedly won’t be a free feature

Zoom video chat’s full encryption reportedly won’t be a free feature

Zoom videoconferencing software has surged in use with the coronavirus pandemic. Sarah Tew/CNET Zoom is working on end-to-end encryption to protect privacy on its increasingly popular video chat service, but the company plans to make it a premium feature not available to free accounts, Reuters reported Friday. Alex Stamos, a Zoom security consultant and former […]
Singaporean court hands out death sentence through Zoom

Singaporean court hands out death sentence through Zoom

NurPhoto/Getty The coronavirus has lead to more business than ever taking place over video calls. Singapore’s High Court has the grim distinction of being the first (that we know of) to sentence someone to death over Zoom. A Malaysian man, Punithan Genasan, was...
Zoom doesn’t actually have 300 million daily users

Zoom doesn’t actually have 300 million daily users

Sarah Tew/CNET Zoom is backtracking on an announcement last week that its videoconferencing app had racked up 300 million daily users. Instead, the company now says it has “300 million daily meeting participants,” a different metric that counts people for...
Facebook takes on Zoom with new video calling features

Facebook takes on Zoom with new video calling features

Facebook Messenger has seen a surge in video calls since the coronavirus outbreak, Facebook says. James Martin/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. Facebook is releasing a new feature that lets you...